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BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 



ENGLISH 





rOCUS 
On Children 



Boston Public SchfX)Ls 

A GUIDE FOR 
PARENTS AND 
STUDENTS 

Choosing a school 
in Boston 

How, where and 
when to sign up 
for school 

o 

Important dates 
and phone 
numbers 

Individual school 
information, 
test results, and 
school hours 

Boston Public 
Schools programs 
and policies 

Transportation 
services 

Maps 

And more! 



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Introducing the Boston Public Schools 2002 

A Guide for Parents and Students 

A publication of 

The Boston Public Schools 

26 Court Street • Boston MA 02108 
Thomas W. Payzant, Superintendent 

The School Committee of the City of Boston 

Officers • Elizabeth Reilinger, Chairperson • Alfreda Harris, Vice Chairperson 

Members • Angel M. Amy Moreno • Robert P. Gittens • Susan Naimark 

Marchelle Raynor • WilUam Spring 

This guide is intended as a general introduction to the Boston Public Schools. It is not a comprehensive 

policy manual. Some of the information in this guide may have changed since publication. For further 

information, call any Parent Information Center, listed on the back cover. 

Produced by the BPS Office of Communications, with assistance from the Department of Implementation and 
the Parent Support Services Team. Partial funding from the Massachusetts Department of Education. 



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Introducing the Boston Public Schools is available in English, Cape Verdean Creole, Chinese, French, 
Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese. For a copy, or for assistance, please call or visit any Parent 
Information Center, listed on the back cover. 

Aprinzenta Skola Publiku di Boston sta dispunivel na linguas Ingles, Kabuverdianu, Xines, Franses, Purtuges, 
Samolianu, y Vietinamista. Pa obte un kopia o asistensia pur favor tilifona o vizita kualker Sentru di 
Informason de Pais skrebedu na kapa di tras. 



Introduisant les Ecoles Publiques de Boston est disponible en Anglais, en Creole Cap Verdian, en Chinois, en 
Frangais, en Portugais, en Somalien, en Espagnol, et en Vietnamien. Si vous avez besoin d'une copie ou de 
I'assistance, nous vous prions d'appeler ou de visiter I'un des Centres d'Information des Parents dont une 
liste est publiee sur la couverture de I'arriere. 

Introduzindo as Escolas Publicas de Boston existe em ingles, caboverdeano, chines, frances, portugues, 
Somali, espanhol e vietnamita. Para uma copia ou para assistencia, por favor telefone ou visite qualquer 
Centro de Informagao de Pais listado no verso desta capa. 

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Shiine, af Faransiis, af Burtuqiis, af Somali, iyo af Fiitnaam. Helida qoraalkaas iyo wixii kaalmo ah wac ama 
soo booqo mid ka mid ah Xarumaha Xogwaranka WaaUdka, kuwaas oo ku cad jaldiga dambe. 

Introduccion a las Escuelas Publicas de Boston esta disponible en ingles, caboverdeano criollo, chino, frances, 
portugues, somali, espahol y vietnamita. Para obtener una copia en cualquiera de estos idiomas o para mas 
informacion, llame o visite cualquier Centro de Informacion de Padres. Fijose en la Usta que aparece en la 
contraportada. 

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dd, xin goi dien thoai hoac den mot trong cac Trung Tam Thong Tin Phu Huynh difc?c liet ke cf trang bia sau. 



The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its non-discrimination and zero tolerance 
policy, does not discriminate in its programs, activities, faciUties, employment, or 
educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, disabiUty, sex, reUgion, 
national origin, or sexual orientation, and does not tolerate any form of discrimination, 
intimidation, threat, coercion, and/or harassment that insults the dignity of others by 
interfering with their freedom to learn or work. 



Cover photos by Mike Sleeper, 

courtesy of the Boston Plan for Excellence 



January 2002 




Thomas W. Payzant, 
Superintendent of Schools 



Our Mission 

We welcome the 

children of this city into 

the Boston Public Schools, 

where effective teaching 

and learning prepare all 

of our students to achieve 

at high levels, and where 

the entire community 

works together to focus 

on children. 



WELCOME TO THE BosTON PuBuc -SCHOOLS. To the thousands of 
families who will be visiting our schools this winter and 
choosing new schools for their children, I'd like to take 
this opportunity to tell you about change and continuity in our 
schools: what is new and what is not new. 



In 1998, the Boston School Commit- 
tee adopted a new student Promotion 
PoUcy to be sure that students and 
teachers meet today's high standards. 
The poUcy set rigorous requirements for 
student promotion from grade to grade 
and for graduation — and it sets strict 
rules for student attendance. We look 
forward to working with parents to see 
that their students are in school every 
day and are completing homework 
assignments. 

As you may know, starting in 2003, 
students must pass the state MCAS state 
tests in reading and math in order to 
graduate from high school. What are we 
doing to make sure students meet the 
requirements of our own Promotion 
Policy and pass the MCAS? 

All our schools must have strong, 
highly structured plans to teach 
reading, writing and math, aligned to 
the curriculum standards set by the 
state. An important part of these plans 
is training for teachers and principals to 
help students achieve to higher 
standards. 

For students who need extra help in 
reading or math, we're providing more 
support, twelve months a year. In key 
grades, we've added teachers to our 
reading and math classes to work more 
closely with students. We've provided 
students with more time on reading and 
math during the school day, and after- 
school tutoring if they need it. We've 
also established an intensive summer 
program in reading and math. 

The good news is that we know our 
efforts are working. Since 1995, when 
we launched our five-year reform plan. 
Focus on Children, test scores are up, 
the dropout rate is down, and more of 
our graduates are going on to college. 
The goal of our new five-year plan 
(2001-2006), Focus on Children II, is to 
continue improvement at a faster rate. 

Choosing a school is a personal 
decision. In this publication, we try to 



answer your questions on a range of 
factors, including student achievement, 
before and after school programs, school 
themes, and even school uniforms. But 
to get a real sense of our schools, it's 
important to visit them. 

And what improvements will you see 
and experience? 

>■ Schools are expected to reach out 
to parents. We are committed to strong 
family-school partnerships. 

>■ Inside our classrooms, you'll find 
more than $11 milUon in new textbooks 
in every subject: English/Language Arts, 
Math, Science, History/Social Studies 
and World Languages. 

>- Technology is more and more a 
part of daily learning, with an average of 
one computer for every five students, 
and Internet access in every school. 

>■ We're continuing to reduce class 
sizes at all grade levels. 

>■ High schools are reorganizing into 
"small learning communities" which will 
focus intensely on improving literacy; 
and students can now choose from more 
Advanced Placement classes to explore 
certain subjects more fully and prepare 
for college-level courses. 

>■ We offer full-day kindergarten for 
all five-year-olds, and we guarantee that 
kindergarten students can remain in 
their school for first grade and beyond. 

So what isn't new? The answer is 
simple. Since I came to Boston as 
superintendent in 1995, our schools have 
had the same all-important goal: to 
improve teaching and learning so every 
student will achieve to high standards. 
We look forward to working with you to 
reach that goal. Thank you for choosing 
the Boston PubUc Schools. 



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Boston Public Schools 



INTR0DUCIH6 IHE 



Boston Public Schools 



A Guide for Parents and Students 



Inside... 

ic How will you decide which school is best for 

your child? 3 

ic Map of Boston's School Assignment Zones 3 

if Signing Up for School 4 

Who needs to apply 4 

Where to get an application 4 

What to bring when you apply 4 

When to apply 4 

Age requirements to register for school 4 

Completing the application 5 

Want a better chance of getting your first choice? 5 

Immunizations 5 

How do the Boston Public Schools assign 

students? 5 

SibUng preference 5 

Walk zone preference 5 

Random numbers 5 

If you don't get your first choice 6 

Waiting lists 6 

Administrative assignments 6 

Transfers 6 

If you move 6 

If you become homeless 6 

Expulsion 6 

* Transportation 6 

Alternative transportation 7 

For help with transportation 

questions 7 

-k Boston Public Schools Programs 7 

Kindergarten 7 

Bilingual education 8 

Special education 8 

Advanced Work Class 8 



High school programs 9 

Technical/vocational education 9 

School-to-Career 9 

The examination schools 9 

-k More About Our Schools 9 

Parent involvement 9 

Services for students 9 

School uniforms 10 

Attendance policy 10 

•k Resources for Parents 10 

k Individual School Profiles 11 

Citywide Eementary & Middle Schools 11 

Citywide Schools at a Glance 11 

East Zone Eementary Schools 12 

East Zone Schools at a Glance 14 

East Zone Map 15 

East Zone Middle Schools 20 

North Zone Eementary Schools 22 

North Zone Schools at a Glance 24 

North Zone Map 25 

North Zone Middle Schools 30 

West Zone Eementary Schools 32 

West Zone Schools at a Glance 33 

West Zone Map 35 

West Zone Mddle Schools 39 

Citywide High Schools 40 

High Schools at a Glance 42 

High Schools with Special Admissions 45 

Special Education Schools 48 

* 2002-2003 School Hours Inside back cover 

* Parent Information Centers Back cover 

k How to Register and Apply for 

School (Summary) Back cover 




he Boston Public Schools offer a variety of academic, social, and cultural 
experiences that is hard to match anywhere— and each of our 131 schools Is different. 
That's why we think the more school choices you have, the better. When you register 
your child for school, you may choose from more than twenty elementary schools and at 
least five middle schools in your assignment area, plus several citywide schools. High 
school students may choose from among twelve citywide high schools. In addition, high 
school students may apply for the three "exam" schools and eight other schools with 
special application requirements. 



City 

of 

Boston 



AUston/Brighton 



^ North Zone 

^ Charlestown 




filst Zone 



How will you decide which school 
is best for your child? 

This Guide is a good place to start. It 
will answer many of your questions and 
introduce you to each of our schools. 

Our three Parent Information Centers 
and the Multilingual Communication & 
Placement Center can really help, too. 
Staff can explain what each school 
offers, what your options are, and how 
to apply. They also have information 
about: 
• Waiting lists and transfers, if you 

want to change schools 



• Bilingual and special education 
services 

• Programs for high achievers 

• Before and after school programs 

• Summer programs 

• Parent education 

• Community resources 

• ...and much more! 

Our Parent Centers are listed on the 
back cover. Call or drop by. 

We encourage you to visit our schools 
and talk to relatives, friends and 
neighbors whose children attend schools 
you are considering. All schools are 
open to visitors during regular school 



hours. If you want to visit classrooms 
and speak to the principal and staff, we 
recommend calling ahead for an 
appointment. 
Ask the principal and teachers about: 

• The school's philosophy and expecta- 
tions for every student 

• Student achievement, measured by 
test scores and performance on 
projects and written assignments 

• The school's plans to help students 
achieve at higher levels 

• The curriculum: what will your child 
learn in every subject? 

• Resources that support active 
learning, including the library and 



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technology 

• Teaching styles to' match your child's 
learning style 

• Before and after school programs 
serving the school and neighborhood 

• Opportunities for art, music, and 
physical exercise 

• School uniforms and dress codes, now 
in most of our schools. 



Signing Up for 
Sciiooi 

Under Boston's student assignment 
plan, the city is divided into three 
geographic "zones" — East, West, and 
North — for elementary and middle 
schools. Students may apply for schools 
in the zone in which they Uve. There are 
also several citywide schools open to all 
students: see pages 11-12 of this booklet. 
All high schools are citywide. 

You do need to apply for 
school if... 

• Your child will go to kindergarten, 
grade 6, or grade 9 — the "transition 
grades"— in September 2002. There 
are a few exceptions: 

• Students enrolled in the Sarah 
Greenwood, Hernandez, Lyndon, 
Lyon, McKay (except bilingual 
classes). Mission Hill, Murphy, 
Quincy, Tobin (except bilingual 
classes) and Young Achievers 
schools do not need to reapply for 
grade 6 (unless they want to 
change schools). 

• Students enrolled in the exam 
schools do not need to reapply for 
grade 9. 

• Your child is now in grade 1 at an 
Early Education Center or Early 
Learning Center. 



• Your child is in kindergarten-grade 8 
and you move to a different zone. 
However, your child may stay in the 
same school if you agree to provide 
transportation. 

• Your child is in a special program 
and must go to a different school 
for a new program. 

• You want to transfer your child to 
another school. 

• Your child doesn't attend the Boston 
Public Schools now. 

NOTE: Kindergarten 2 (K2) students 
are guaranteed a grade 1 seat in the 
same school. They do not need to 
reapply unless they are requesting a 
transfer. 

According to state law, each child 
must attend school beginning in 
September of the calendar year in 
which the child turns six years old. 
Failure to send a child to school could 
result in legal action against the 
parent. [Dept. of Education Regula- 
tion 603 CMR 8.02(1)] 



Age Reqairements to 
Register for School 

Grade 1 .... 6 years old on or before 
September 1, 2002 

K2 5 years old on or before 

September 1, 2002 

Kl 4 years old on or before 

September 1, 2002 
(limited enrollment) 

We are sorry, but there are no 
exceptions to these requirements, 
including the child's previous school 
experience. 

Maxhnuni Aie Ossigiiinealte 

Students age 20-22 as of the first day 
of the school year will be assigned to 
the Boston Adult Technical Academy 
(see page 44). This applies to new, 
re-enroUing, and currently assigned 
students. However, students may 
appeal to the headmaster if they 
want to stay in their current high 
schooL 



You don't need to apply for school 
If... 

• Your child attends the Boston Public 
Schools now and will be in kindergar- 
ten, grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 
or 12 next year. Your child will 
automatically be assigned to his or 
her current school. 

Where to get an application 

students who are currently enrolled in 
the Boston Public Schools will get their 
applications from their school. 

Parents of new-to-Boston students 
must visit one of our Parent Information 
Centers or the Multilingual Communica- 
tion & Placement Center. See the back 
page for locations. 

When to apply 

KINDERGARTEN AND 
GRADES 1, 6 AND 9: 

Initial Application Period and 

Transfer Requests: 

January 10-February 8, 2002 

Late Applications: 
February 11-March 22, 2002 

GRADES 2-5, 7-8 AND 10-12: 

Transfer Requests and 

New Registration: 

February 11-March 22, 2002 

If your child is new to the Boston 
PubUc Schools, you will receive a notice 
of your child's assignment by mail. 
Children who go to a Boston public 
school now will receive their notice of 
assignment from the school. 

What to bring when you apphr 

You will need to bring: 

>- Two preprinted proofs of your 
current address, such as a utility bill or 
bank statement dated within the last 
two months, or Boston Housing Author- 
ity lease. The BPS doesn't accept 
personal mail or rent receipts. If you 
don't have proofs of your address, tell 
the Parent Information Center staff. 
When school is in session, an attendance 
supervisor may be able to visit your 
home to verify your address. 



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>- An original birth certificate or 
passport for children registering for 
kindergarten or grade 1. 

>- Up-to-date immunization records. 

CompleUng the application 

The application form Usts all the 
schools you may choose. You must choose 
at least three schools; but you may 
choose as many additional schools as you 
wish. Be sure to number your choices in 
order of your preference. Also be sure to 
ask Parent Center staff about high 
schools not Usted on the application 
that have special admission procedures 
(see pages 45-47). 



Helpful Hints 

>• Remember that seats are very limited 

in some programs: KO, Kl, and grade 

6 in K-8 schools. 
>■ Keep your copy of the school 

application form or transfer request 

in a safe place. 
> Write down the name of everyone 

who helps or advises you and the 

date you talked with them. 



Want a better chance of getting 
your "first choice" schoolP 

> Apply by your first deadline — 
February 8 for the transition grades, 
and March 22 for all other grades. You 
are much more Ukely to get one of your 
choices if you apply any time within 
your first application period. All 
applications received within each period 
are processed together, not in the order 
we receive them. 

What if you miss the February 8 
deadline and the March 22 deadline? You 
may go to a Parent Information Center 
any time during the year to register for 
school or to request a transfer, tut your 
choices will be more limited the longer 
you wait. Many popular schools are full 
after the first assignment period. 

>• Make at least three choices. 
Students applying for kindergarten- 
grade 12 must Ust at least three choices 
on the application. 



Your child must be immunized! 

According to state law, your child 
must be on an immunization schedule 
before registering for school. You must 
submit a doctor's record stating your 
child has been immunized against 
diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), 
tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, German 
measles (rubella), mumps, and hepatitis 
B. We also require varicella (chickenpox) 
immunization, or documentation that 
your child has had chickenpox. The 
record must include the day, month and 
year when the immunizations were 
given. In addition, we strongly recom- 
mend that your child have a Tuberculosis 
Risk Assessment. 

Please give a copy of the immuniza- 
tion record to the nurse at your child's 
school. If you need a copy of the 
immunization record or have questions, 
contact your doctor or health center. If 
you don't have a doctor or health center, 
call the Mayor's Health Line, 800-847- 
0710. If you have not had your child 
immunized for health reasons or because 
of religious beliefs, bring a signed 
statement to that effect when you 
register for school. 

During the first week of school, the 
school nurse will request results of a 
recent physical exam (within the past 
year) for each student, signed by a 
doctor or health center. She will also 
review your child's record for health 
issues and medication needs. Please 
provide as much information as possible. 
Allow three weeks for your doctor or 
health center to copy records. 

How do the Boston Public Schools 
assign studentsP 

Assignments are made by computer. 
The computer knows how many seats are 
available in each grade in each school 
and tries to assign each student to his or 
her first choice school. 

Sometimes a school doesn't have room 
for every student who lists it as the first 
choice. When this happens, the com- 
puter assigns students based on certain 
"preferences" and "random numbers." 



SIBLING PREFERENCE. We try to 

assign children in the same family to the 
same school if the parent requests it. If 
you want your children to go to the 
same school, ask the Parent Information 
Center staff how to apply for "sibling 
preference." But sometimes a school 
doesn't have room for all the siblings 
who apply for it; so we can't guarantee 
sibling assignments. 

IMPORTANT: Be sure to ask for sibling 
preference the first time you apply! 

WALK ZONE PREFERENCE. Within the 
first application period (January 10- 
February 8), 50% (one-half) of each 
school's seats are set aside for applicants 
with "walk zone preference." Students 
have walk zone preference if they Uve: 

• within 1 mile from elementary school 

• within 1.5 miles from middle school 

• within 2 miles from high school. 

After walk zone seats are assigned, 
students who don't have any school in 
their geographic walk zone will have 
i priority for assignment to their first and 
; second choice schools. All remaining 
; available seats will be assigned by 
random number, without regard to walk 
zone preference. 

There is no priority for either "walk 
zone" or "no walk zone" applications 
submitted after February 8. 

There is no "walk zone" preference for 
citywide elementary and middle schools 
(except for Mission Hill School). 

RANDOM NUMBERS. The computer 
gives each application a "random 
number." How is it used? Imagine that 
each application has a "weight." An 
application with sibling preference 
"weighs" more than one with walk zone 
preference; one with sibling and walk 
zone preference "weighs" more than one 
with only sibling preference. Students 
with the "heaviest" applications are 
assigned first. When two applications 
"weigh" the same ^lnd the school heis 
only one seat, the computer assigns the 
student by random number. 



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If you don't get your first 
choice sciiool 

The computer will try to assign your 
child to one of the other choices you 
listed. It will also place your child on 
waiting lists. 

WAITING LISTS 

• Students who get their second choice 
go on the waiting list for their first 
choice. 

• Students who don't get their first or 
second choice go on waiting lists for 
both choices. 

• Students applying for grades 1-12 
who don't get any of their choices go 
on waiting lists for up to three 
choices. 

• Students applying for kindergarten 
go on waiting lists for up to two 
schools. 

• Your child's place on the waiting list 
is based on sibling preference, the 
date you applied, and random 
number. 

• Once the new school year begins, 
students stay on our waiting lists 
only if they attend a Boston public 
school. 

• All waiting lists for the 2002-2003 
school year expire at the end of 
January, 2003. 

You can find out your child's place on 
a school's waiting list by calling any 
Parent Information Center at the end of 
each application period. In August and 
September, you can also call the School 
Hotline, 617-635-9046. 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIGNMENTS: 

State law says each child must attend 
school beginning in September of the 
calendar year in which the child turns 
six years old. If you don't receive one of 
your school choices, or if you don't 
return an application for a student age 



six and older starting a "transition 
grade" (kindergarten and grades 6 and 
9), we will assign the student to the 
school closest to home that has a seat. 

If your child will be under age six 
through December 31, 2002, we will not 
assign your child to a school you did not 
choose. 

ifansfers 

If you want to change schools, you 
can apply for a transfer during the 
"transfer" period, February 11- 
March 22, 2002. Transfer requests 
received from March 25-September 30 
will be processed on an ongoing basis. 
Requests received after September 30 
will be collected and processed in early 
! November and late January. We can't 
guarantee your transfer request will be 
approved. 

The EPS has new limits on how often 
students can transfer to a different 
school: 

i • Elementary School. Students may 

transfer once per year in kindergar- 
j ten-grade 5. 

• Middle School. Students may 
transfer only once in grades 6-8. 

j • High School. Students may transfer 
only once in grades 9-12. 

• Disciplinary Transfers. Students in 
grades 6-12 who are transferred for 
disciplinary reasons will be assigned 
to an alternative program, not to 
another "regular" school. 

Expulsion 

students who have been expelled from 
other school districts for possession of a 
dangerous weapon, controlled substance, 
assault on school staff, or conviction of 
a felony may not enroll in the Boston 
Public Schools. If the BPS finds out that 
a student has been expelled from his or 
her previous school for any of these 
reasons, that student will be discharged 
from the Boston Public Schools 
[M.G.L. C.71, S.37H, S.37H V2]. 

If you move 

• Bring two proofs of your new address 
to any Parent Information Center 
right away. If you don't have proof of 



your new address, call the Parent 
Center for advice. During the school 
year, we may be able to send an 
attendance officer to your home to 
verify the address. 

• We can't change your bus stop until 
we know your new address. 

• If you move to a different zone, your 
child may have to change schools. 
However, your child may be able to 
stay in his or her current school if 
you agree to provide transportation. 

• Remember to give the school 
principal your new address and 
phone number. 

If you become homeless 

If you have to move to a shelter or 
any other temporary living situation, 
your child has the right to stay at the 
last school attended through the end of 
the school year or to enroll in a school 
within the new zone, town or city where 
you live temporarily. If you become 
homeless during the summer and have to 
move, your child can return to the 
school that he or she attended when the 
last school year ended. However, we may 
not be able to provide transportation in 
all cases. For help, call the Homeless 
Student Initiative, 617-635-8037. 



Transportation 

About one-third of our 63,000 
students walk to school, and the rest go 
by school bus or MBTA. Who is eligible 
for transportation? 

• Students who live a mile or more 
from their kindergarten and elemen- 
tary school 

• Students who live one and a half 
miles or more from their middle 
school 

• Students who live two miles or more 
from their high school. 

Most students who take a school bus 
are picked up and dropped off at a 
corner near their home. Eligible high 
school students and some middle school 
students get a T pass or a combination of 
T pass and yellow bus service. 

When your child is assigned to school, 
we will tell you if your child is eligible 
for transportation. In mid-August, we 



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will mail you information about your 
child's bus stop, bus number, and 
schedule. 

Children with disabilities may receive 
regular corner-to-corner service, MBTA 
service, or door-to-door service, as 
required in their Individualized Educa- 
tion Plan (lEP). 

Some students with severe medical or 
physical conditions which prevent them 
from walking to school may receive 
transportation. We decide if a student is 
eligible for transportation after review- 
ing documents from the student's doctor 
as well as input from school staff. The 
school nurse will discuss with your 
child's doctor the appropriate accommo- 
dations to meet your child's needs. 
During the summer, call our Medical 
Services Office, 617-635-8037. 
NOTE: Medical transportation is not 
automatically renewed. You must 
reapply each year. 

We cannot make special transporta- 
tion arrangements for children whose 
parent or guardian is disabled — but we 
may be able to assign a corner stop 
closer to home. 

AtternaOve Transportation 

You can request "alternative transpor- 
tation" to or from a bus stop other than 
your neighborhood stop (such as a day 
care provider's house or after school 
program). Students who are not eligible 
for transportation to and from home 
may also request this service. The 
provision of alternative transportation is 
not a guaranteed service. Your request is 
subject to availability and the following 
restrictions: 

• The stop you request must be on an 
existing bus route to or from the 
school and must not add time to the 
route. 

• There must be room on the bus to 
allow for a permanent assignment. 

• We do not provide door-to-door 
service unless it is required in an 
lEP. 

For a Fact Sheet and application for 
alternative transportation, ask the 
principal or visit any Parent Information 
Center. We send the Fact Sheet to 



parents of all currently enrolled students 
in May. 

If you return a complete application 
for alternative transportation by the end 
of the school year, and if the stop is 
approved, your child's alternative stop 
will be active by the first day of school. 
If you wait until the start of the 
school year, your request may take 
several weeks. 

Please remember, we cannot guarantee 
that your child will get the alternative 
stop or service that you request. 

IMPORTANT: Please do not apply for 
alternative transportation in order to 
change the bus stop if you have moved 
or are requesting a closer stop. When 
you notify us of your new address, we 
will automatically give your child a new 
bus stop near your new home if you are 
still eligible for transportation. 



HEIPFUL HINTS 

* If you think your child's bus stop is 
too far from home or is dangerous, 
you may be able to change it. But 
remember, students may be required 
to walk several blocks to their bus 
stop. 

* If we say your child lives within the 
required distance to the school and 
you disagree, you can ask us to 
measure the distance from your 
house to the school. 



For help with transportation 
questions 

Year round .... 617-635-9520 



BPS Hot Line 
(mid-August 
through mid- 
September) ... 



617-635-9046 



Boston 
Public 
Schools 
Programs 



FROM THE FIRST YEAR of 
kindergarten through the last 
year of high school, we are 
expecting more from all our students in 
all subject areas. Every school: 

>■ is implementing the BPS Promo- 
tion Policy that requires students to 
complete — and pass — specific courses 
and tests. And every school provides 
extra help during the school day, after 
school, and in the summer for students 
who are having trouble meeting the 
promotion requirements. 

>- is focusing on literacy. If you are 
checking out elementary schools, ask 
what Uteracy model the school is using 
to teach reading and writing — and why 
the school chose that model. Middle 
schools may use a model called Support- 
ing Literacy, or they may have their own 
plan to meet the needs of their students. 

>- is focusing on math. Our new 
math program assures that all students 
are learning the math skills required by 
the state. Every school at each level — 
elementary, middle, and high— uses the 
same textbook. 

While high standards are the rule in 
all schools, each school offers unique 
programs, themes, and approaches to 
learning. When you are choosing 
schools, look for special classes and 
programs that match your child's needs 
and interests. 

Kindergarten 

We offer several options to get 
beginning students off to a good start: 

>• Kindergarten 2. Our goal is to 
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children entering grade 1. To meet this 
goal, we provide a full-day, six-hour 
"K2" program for 5-year-olds in all 
elementary schools. We guarantee a 
school assignment to all children who 
apply for full-day K2 — but we can't 
guarantee an assignment to a school you 
choose. 

>■ Kindergarten for younger 
students. We have a very limited number 
of openings in "KO" for children who 
turn 3 years old by September 1, 2002, 
and in "Kl" for those who turn 4 years 
old by that same date. We regret that we 
cannot guarantee an assignment to these 
programs. 

>- Early Learning Centers. The three 
ELCs offer full-day KO (North Zone only), 
Kl, K2 and grade 1, plus before and after 
school care, all free. There is one in each 
zone. Seats are limited and waiting lists 
are long for these popular programs. 

> Early Education Centers. The 
three EECs offer a full school day plus 
free before and after school care for KO- 
grade 1, with special education services 
and language support services for 
students whose first language is not 
English. There is one EEC in each zone. 
All are housed in new, state-of-the-art 
buildings. 

COUNTDOWN TO KINDERGARTEN 

This new partnership between the 
BPS, City of Boston, and many commu- 
nity partners is working to provide a 
positive transition into BPS kindergarten 
for students and their families. Pick up 
a copy of their informative booklet, 
"Countdown to Kindergarten," available 
in 7 languages, at any Parent Informa- 
tion Center, or call 617-635-9660. 

IMPORTANT KINDERGARTEN NOTES: 

>■ All regular education kindergaulen 
students are guaranteed a seat through 
the highest grade of their kindergarten 
school, following the guidelines of our 
student assignment plan. 



> We're sorry, but we can't make 
exceptions to our entry age guidelines, 
regardless of your child's previous school 
experience. 

>■ State law says each child must 
attend school beginning in September of 
the calendar year in which the child 
turns six years old. If your child turns 6 
from September 2-December 31, we will 
assign him or her to K2. 

>• If you need a program for your 3 
or 4-year-old, we strongly urge you to 
check out Head Start, Child Care Choices 
(phone numbers on page 10) and other 
preschool options. 

Bilingual Educaflon and Language 
Services 

© 617-635-9435 • Information 
O 617-635-6547 • Testing & 
Placement 

We offer transitional bilingual classes 
in seven languages: Chinese, Cape 
Verdean creole, Haitian creole, Portu- 
guese, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese. 
While in this program, students are 
taught academic subjects in the native 
language and learn English. 

For students whose first language is 
less common in our schools — such as 
Armenian or Arabic — we offer English as 
a Second Language in multilingual 
classes in four schools: Hamilton 
Elementary, Hennigan Elementary, Irving 
Middle, and Brighton High School 

We also offer a specially designed 
program for students between the ages 
of 9 and 21 who have not been in school 
or have had only Umited schooling in 
their country of origin. These students 
may need more than four years of high 
school to graduate. 

Your first step is to visit the Multilin- 
gual Communication & Placement Center, 
617-635-6547, in the Madison Park 
Complex, 55 Malcolm X Blvd., Roxbury 
(near the Roxbury Crossing MBTA 
station). Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. 
on school days; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. during the 
summer and school vacations. Please 
arrive at least one hour before closing 
time so your child will be properly tested 
by the multilingual staff. They will tell 
you about all programs and schools 
available for your child. 



Special Educaflon 

© 617-635-8599 

We offer a wide variety of special 
education services for students who have 
a disability or a combination of disabili- 
ties that make learning difficult. These 
services including specialized instruc- 
tion, speech and language therapy, 
physical therapy, vision resources, and 
more. Many schools use "inclusionary" 
practices so students with disabilities 
can receive services in the regular 
education classroom. 

If you think your child has a disabil- 
ity, contact the principal or Evaluation 
Team Facilitator (ETF) at the Boston 
public school he or she attends. If your 
child does not attend a Boston public 
school, contact any Parent Information 
Center, or call our Special Education 
specialists at 617-635-8599. 

Advanced Woik Class (AWC) 

© 617-635-9450 • Testing 
© 617-635-9514 • Placement 
(D 617-635-9202 • Curriculum 

Advanced Work Class (AWC) is a full- 
day program for eligible students in 
grades 4, 5 and 6. AWC includes the 
same topics as the regular education 
program. However, the topics are studied 
in depth, course work is challenging and 
accelerated, and students generally are 
expected to do more schoolwork and 
homework. In addition, students receive 
instruction in a world language. 

Eligibility is based on results of a test 
given in the fall of grades 3, 4 and 5. All 
5th graders, even those in AWC, must 
take the test to be invited to grade 6 
AWC. 

AWC is located in 15 elementary 
schools and 12 middle schools through- 
out the Boston Public Schools. The A+ 
Saturday Academy and A+ Summer 
Academy support students in the AWC 
program. 

If your child is eligible for AWC, you 
may choose from a combination of AWC 
and regular programs listed on the 
application. Elementary students who do 
not receive any of their choices may 
remain in the school to which they are 
currently assigned. 



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High School 
Programs 

This is an exciting time for our high 
schools. All the district high schools — 
those described on pages 40-45 — are 
reorganizing into "small learning 
communities" to help students feel less 
alienated and more engaged in their 
school work. With help from full-time 
"literacy coaches," teachers will learn 
new, more effective ways to teach 
reading and writing in all subjects — 
including history and science. Parent 
liaisons will help families and the 
community to support students. f 

Each high school offers classes in the 
basic subjects (language arts, math, 
science and social studies), plus special 
classes and programs — during and after 
school — that make each school unique. 
Youll find school to career, health 
careers, visual and performing arts, 
finance, travel and tourism, agribusiness, 
and other specialties. We also have 
programs for older students, students 
who want to return for their diploma, at- 
risk students, students who want to go 
to school at night, students who are 
parents, and students who want to 
sample the college experience while still 
in high school. 

Technical/Uocational 
Education 

© 617-635-8079 

We offer comprehensive instruction in 
technical and vocational education in 
two high schools. Madison Park Technical 
Vocational High School houses 27 
vocational programs within its three 
career academies. West Roxbury High 
School has two programs. Most of these 
vocational programs are approved by the 
State under Chapter 74. 

Technical/vocational education 
provides an opportunity for students to 
learn a skill, develop an academic 
foundation for continued post-secondary 
study, and build a career while they earn 
a high school diploma. Madison Park and 
West Roxbury offer comprehensive 
academic instruction, along with 
bilingual and special education pro- 



grams. Special job placement services are 
provided to graduating seniors who want 
to work. For 9th graders, Madison Park 
has a full-year exploratory program that 
allows students to assess their vocational 
interests and aptitudes and to gain 
exposure to the wide array of vocational 
programs in the Boston Public Schools. 
In addition to its vocational programs, 
Madison Park also houses the Roland 
Hayes Division of Music, where students 
can concentrate on vocal or instrumental 
music. 

School to Career 

® 617-635-8079 

Through the School to Career ap- 
proach, the classroom extends to the 
workplace and the community during 
the school day. In most of our high 
schools, and even some middle schools, 
students can explore possible careers and 
learn practical skills in, for example, a 
hospital, bank or TV studio as they 
improve their academic skills. For many 
students, experiencing the connection 
between school and the "real world" is 
the key to academic success. 

The Examination Schools 

(D 617-635-9514 

We have three "examination schools" 
for grades 7-12 that admit students on a 
competitive basis. They are: Boston Latin 
Academy in Dorchester, Boston Latin 
School in the Longwood hospital area, 
and O'Bryant School of Mathematics & 
Science in the Madison Park complex, 
Roxbury. All three schools accept new 
students for grades 7 and 9. O'Bryant 
also accepts new students for grade 10. 

Students are admitted to the exam 
schools based on results of an entrance 
test and grade point average. Each 
accounts for 50% of a student's score. 
The grade point average is based on final 
marks in English and math from the 
previous school year and the first two 
marking periods of the current year. 

Test registration materials for students 
applying for the 2003-2004 school year 
will be available in early September 2002 
in all our middle schools and high 
schools, Parent Information Centers, 
branch libraries, and Boys & Girls Clubs. 



More About 
Our Schools 



Family Involvement 

© 617-635-9660 

The Boston Public Schools recognize 
that a child's education is a responsibil- 
ity shared by the family, school and 
community. We welcome the involvement 
of families in their children's education. 
When parents and schools work together, 
it increases student achievement and 
builds positive attitudes about school. To 
support strong home/school partner- 
ships, parents, teachers and principals 
developed the BPS Parent/Family 
Involvement Policy. To receive a copy, 
call your school or 617-635-9660. 

There are many ways you can partici- 
pate in your child's education. At home, 
you can read to him or her, see that 
homework is done, ask what he or she 
learned today, and Umit TV time (and 
know what your child is watching!). At 
school, you can attend special events and 
parent/teacher conferences, volunteer in 
the classroom, and join the School Parent 
Council or the School Site Council. 

There are also citinvide groups for 
parents who speak different languages, 
whose children receive extra help in 
reading and math from Title I, and who 
have children with disabilities. See page 
10 for their phone numbers. 

Services for Students 

(D 617-635-8030 

Our schools offer a wide range of 
support services for students of all ages 
through the Student Support Team at 
each school. These services include 
physical health and mental health 
services, counseling, guidance services 
for students applying for college, crisis 
services, substance abuse and violence 
prevention programs, peer mediation 
training, services for student who are 
homeless, and much more. All are part of 
the Unified Student Services Team, 
617-635-8030. 



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RESOURCES FOR PARENTS 



School Unit ornis 

There is no required school 
uniform for all the Boston Public 
Schools. The School Site Council in 
each school decides if the school will 
have a mandatory uniform which all 
students are expected to wear, a 
voluntary uniform, or no uniform. 
Most of our elementary schools and 
many middle schools now have a 
uniform. Call the schools directly for 
more information. 

Anendance Policy 

If a student doesn't report to 
school for the first five school days 
of the school year, or five school 
days after being assigned to school, 
we will call and write to the parent 
or guardian. If after another three 
school days the student still hasn't 
reported to school, or the parent 
hasn't notified the school of a 
problem, the student will lose his or 
her school assignment, and we will 
notify the attendance officer. 

Students who have more than 12 
unexcused absences during the 
school year may not be promoted to 
the next grade — so be sure your 
child goes to school every day unless 
he or she is ill. Good attendance is 
one of the most important ingredi- 
ents for school success. * 



BOSTON SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 
http://www.bostonpubl1cschools.org 

Main Number/All Departments 617-635-9000 

Adult Education 617-635-9827 

Bilingual Department 617-635-9435 

Citywide Parents Council (CPC) 617-635-9210 

Health and Medical Services 617-635-8030 

Master Parent Advisory Coundl (Bilingual) 617-635-8339 
Multilingual Communication & Placement . 617-635-6547 

Parent Information Centers See back cover 

Parent Support Services 617-635-9660 

School Committee 617-635-9014 

School Hot Line (August and September) .617-635-9046 

Special Education 617-635-8599 

Special Needs Parent Advisory Council 617-635-7810 

Title I Parent Resource Center 617-635-7750 

Unified Student Services 617-635-8030 

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND SERVICES 

Action for Boston Community 

Development (ABCD) 617-357-6000 

GED, high school dipbma, jobs programs 
Boston Community Centers 617-635-4920 

Youth programs, adult education, 

recreation, GED 
Boston Parent Organizing Network 617-373-5922 

Parent organizing and training for school 

improvement 
Boston Partners In Education 617-451-6145 

School volunteers, parent training 
Boston Plan for Excellence 617-227-8055 

Publications, support for school change 
Boston Public Library In 

Copley Square 617-536-5400 ext. 334 

Child Care Choices of Boston 617-542-KIDS ext. 641 

Information about licensed day care 

centers and providers, operating 

Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 2 PM 
EDCO Youth Alternative 617-262-9562 

High school diploma and school-to- 
career for qualified out-of-school youth 
Federation for Children with Special Needs 617-482-2915 

Advocacy, infomiation and training 
Higher Education Information Center 617-536-0200 

Free infonvation about higher education, 

financial aid, careers 
Latino Parents Assodation 617-983-5529 

Support for Latino families 
Mayor's Health Line 800-847-0710 

Information on immunizations & more 
Parents United for Child Care 617-426-8288 

Infomiation about before and 

after school programs 



HEAD START PRESCHOOLS 
General Information 

® 617-357-6000 ext. 13 
For low income families, 
accepting children ages 3-4 
(some younger). 

Alt numbers are area code 617: 
Allston/Brighton .... 783-1235 
Charlestown/JFK .... 241-7017 

Chinese Church.. 482-3087 

Claybourne St 288-2700 

DImock/ABCO 442-2360 

Dorchester 282-1100 

East Boston 567-8855 

Gertrude Townsend 

(Geneva Ave.) 288-9151 

ABCD Early 
Head Start 

(Geneva Ave.) 288-5580 

Jamaica Plain 522-5533 

Mattapan 298-1785 

Native American 

Community 232-8534 

North End 367-0532 

Parker Hill/ 

Fenway 426-2855 

St James 445-8843 

South Boston 269-5160 

South End 426-2855 

South Side (Hyde 
Park/Roslindale/ 

West Roxbury) 327-1152 

Walnut Grove 445-8202 

MASSACHUSEHS DEPT. OF 

EDUCATION 

Main Number 

® 781-338-3300 

www.doe.mass.edu 

Parent Information Line 

© 800-297-0002 

Call to request up to ten school 

profiles, or visit the DOE Web 

site. 



Charter School Office 
® 781-338-3227 
Information about public 
schools open to Boston 
residents that are not part of 
the Boston Public Schools. 



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Ciiywide 
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These five schools are open to students in 
all Boston neighborhoods. However, the 
number of available seats in the non-entry 
grades is usually very small. Please contact 
any Parent Information Center for more 
information. 

TEST RESULTS 

Following each school's "special features," 
you will find 2000 and 2001 schoolwide 
results for the Stanford 9 and Mass. 
Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) 
reading and math tests. 

Stanford 9. "% passing" means the 
percentage of students who scored at Level 
2 (partial mastery). Level 3 (solid 
performance/ready for next grade) and Level 
4 (superior/above grade level). Grades 3, 5- 
9 and 11 take the Stanford 9 reading and 
math tests. 

MCAS. "% passing" means the percentage of 
students who scored at Level 2 (needs 
improvement). Level 3 (proficient), and 
Level 4 (advanced). In 2000, grades 4, 8 
and 10 took MCAS reading and math. In 
2001, grades 3, 4, 7, 8 and 10 took 
reading; and grades 4, 6, 8 and 10 took 
math. MCAS is also given in science/ 
technology and history/social science. 
Scores reported in this section are for 
grades 4 and 8 only. The 2001 grade 4 



reading results are based on newly- 
established standards. Thus they are not 
directly comparable with 2000 results. 

Hernandez Sciiooi (K-8) 

61 School St., Roxbury 02119 
Margarita M. Muiiiz, Principal 
® 617-635-8187 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

• A two-way bilingual school: All 
students learn in English and Spanish. 
Students applying for grades 3-8 
attend an orientation on the two-way 
program, participate in an informal 
interview, and take a language 
proficiency assessment in Spanish 
and English. 

• Literacy Collaborative in grades Kl-3; 
Upper Grade Literacy program in grades 
4-8 

• An Expeditionary Learning Outward 
Bound school: Students learn through 
group and individual experiences 

• Specialists on staff: physical education, 
music and movement, computer, and 
science 

• Partnerships with Mellon New England 
Bank and Bentley College, who provide 
technology enrichment and college 
awareness programs 

• Active parent volunteers in classrooms, 
on School Parent Council, School Site 
Council, Two-Way Language committee 
and Playground Committee 

• Cafeteria, gymnasium, renovated 
playground, and auditorium. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 75% / 81% Math 64% / 58% 

> 7o passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 78% / 69% Math 61% / 76% 

> % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 70% / 88% Math 35% / 64% 



M.L. King Jr. Middle School 

77 Lawrence Ave., Dorchester 02121 

Audrey Leung-Tat, Principal 

(D 617-635-8212 Hours: 7:20-1:30 

Special features: 

• Students clustered into small groups for 
more effective learning and stronger 
student -teacher relationships 

• A rigorous, standards-based curriculum 

• Demonstration and modeling as primary 
instructional techniques 

• Computer assisted instruction 

• Academic and social service support for 
students during the school day and 
through the after-school program and 
community agencies 

• Interdisciplinary learning projects in 
the enrichment program 

• Computer lab and library media center 
with Internet access 

• Science program featuring a partnership 
with Harvard University Medical School 
and a collaboration with Northeastern 
University through Project SEED 

• An acclaimed music program featuring a 
chorus and a partnership with Boston 
Symphony 

• Community service projects in 
collaboration with Charles Street AME 
Church, City Year, New Vision CDC/ 
Quincy-Geneva Housing, and the 
Thompson Island Outward Bound 
Choices Program. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 74% / 66% Math 48% / 36% 

> % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 61% / 66% Math 22% / 28% 



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Kl-grade 8 


K-gr. 6: 2 


8:30-2:30 


Spanish, 




Gr. 7-8: 1 




2-way 


Grades 6-8 


Gr. 6: 7 
Gr. 7-8: 5 


7:20-1:30 


Spanish 


K2-grade 8 


K-7:2, 8:1 


9:25-3:25 




Grades 6-8 


8-12 


7:35-3:20 
7:35-12:40 Fri. 


Spanish 


Kl-grade 8 


K:3 

Gr. 1-3: 2 

Gr. 4/5: 3 


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After-school Programs 

& Activities I 

After: tutoring and/or homework 
time, arts & crafts, sports, $75/month 
Tutoring, sports, recreation, 
enrichment 

Extended day for gr. 6-8 until 4:45 PM 
(free) and YMCA after-school program 
available on site (fee based) 
Extended school day, sports 

Before, from 7:30. After, to 5:30: 
sports, arts, academic support 



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Mission Hill School (K-8) 

67 Alleghany St., Roxbury 02120 

Deborah Meier, Principal 

® 617-635-6384 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• Requires families to visit the school 
before students' assignment to the 
school is approved, to be sure families 
are comfortable with the school's 
expectations 

• Multi-aged classes of not more than 20 
students 

• Graduation from grade 8 based on 
students' demonstrated ability to handle 
high school work, and on being in the 
habit of using their minds well 

• Activity- and inquiry-based learning 
built around interdisciplinary projects, 
emphasizing the integration of arts and 
academics 

• Definition of excellence that includes 
understanding of diverse cultures and a 
concern for fairness 

• Use of multiple assessments — not 
primarily standardized testing — to 
measure student achievement 

• Instrumental music available for 
students in grades 3-8 

• Strong partnerships with other BPS 
schools, the Coalition of Essential 
Schools, Northeastern, Lesley, Tufts and 
Harvard colleges, the Mass. College of 
Pharmacy, and several museums and art 
organizations. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 96% / 87% Math 57% / 57% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000*: 
Reading 87% Math 100% 
*2001 results not reported. 

>■ % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
2000: No Grade 8. 2001: Not tested. 

TUnNty Middle School 

205 Roxbury St., Roxbury 02119 
Valeria Lowe-Barehmi, Prindpal 
® 617-635-8109 Hours: 

Mon.-Thurs.: 7:35-3:20 
Friday: 7:35-12:40 

Special features: 

• Project Promise, an innovative approach 



to learning with a longer school day 

• Reading, writing, and math instruction 
infused in all subjects 

• Read 180 Program 

• Schoolwide Internet access 

• Two specialty classes a day: computer 
education, physical education, health, 
theater, art, dance, foreign languages 
(Spanish and French) 

• Music program introducing strings, 
brass, woodwind, piano and percussion; 
as well as a chorus and jazz ensemble 

• Schoolwide Promising Pals writing 
program 

• Two-time winner of the National Award 
for Excellence from the U. S. Dept. of 
Education; and winner of many other 
awards, including the National 
Distinguished School Award and 
designation as a Compass School, part of 
the state's Exemplary Schools program 

• Active partnerships with Mass. General 
Hospital, School to Career, and Gear Up 
(Lesley University and Urban College) 

• Three-time National Academic League 
city champion 

• Excellent extramural athletic programs: 
Squashbusters, basketball, track, 
rowing, cross country, and soccer. 

>■ % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 90% / 85% Math 69% / 65% 

> % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 8> 2001: 
Reading 86% / 87% Math 48% / 60% 

Young Achievers Science a 
Mathematics School (K-8) 

25 Walk Hill St., 

Jamaica Plain 02130 

Virginia Chalmers, Prindpal 

® 617-635-6804 Hours: 9:30-5:30 

Special features: 

• Small classes of about 20 students with 
one teacher and a graduate student 
intern 

• A "pilot school," free of many Boston 
Public Schools and Boston Teachers 
Union rules, with a democratic 
governance structure including parents, 
students, staff and community members 

• Focus on math and science curriculum 
for Kl-grade 8, with specialist focus in 
music, art and physical education 

• High school students trained through 
the Algebra Project to tutor YA students 
to strengthen their math skills 

• Strong music program, with recorder, 
chorus, jazz ensemble and band 

• Inclusive special education program with 
speech and language, occupational 



therapy (OT) services and learning 
specialists to support children and 
families at each grade level 

• Partnerships with families through 
required conferences, presentations, and 
parent involvement in school 
governance 

• A professional development school for 
Wheelock College 

• Seamless school day from 9:30-5:30, 
with an optional early morning program 

• Computer, science and math labs, 
library, and art and music rooms. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 8i 2001: 
Reading 75% / 86% Math 57% / 57% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 60% / 76% Math 57% / 64% 

> % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
No grade Bin 2000 & 2001. 



East Zone 

Etementary 

Schools 

TEST RESULTS 

Following each school's "special features," 
you will find 2000 and 2001 schoolwide 
results for the Stanford 9 and Mass. 
Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) 
reading and math tests. 

Stanford 9. "% passing" means the 
percentage of students who scored at Level 2 
(partial mastery), Level 3 (solid 
performance/ready for next grade) and Level 
4 (superior/above grade level). Grades 3, 5-9 
and 11 take the Stanford 9 reading and math 
tests. 

MCAS. "% passing" means the percentage of 
students who scored at Level 2 (needs 
improvement). Level 3 (proficient), and 
Level 4 (advanced). In 2000, grades 4, 8 
and 10 took MCAS reading and math. In 
2001, grades 3, 4, 7, 8 and 10 took reading; 
and grades 4, 6, 8 and 10 took math. MCAS 
is also given in science/technology and 
history/social science. Scores reported in 
this section are for grades 4 and 8 only. The 
2001 grade 4 reading results are based on 
newly-established standards. Thus they are 
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Ghanning Elementaiy School 

35 Sunnyslde St., Hyde Park 02136 

Deborah D. Danqr, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8722 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

• Writing -to -Read Program to teach 
reading 

• Many guest speakers and performances 

• Many extras, including a Talented & 
Gifted Program, foreign language, music, 
art, computer technology, and field trips 

• Innovative ways of teaching math and 
science, and is part of PALMS/ 
Partnerships Advancing the Learning of 
Math & Science 

• Violence prevention and counseling 
programs 

• Partnerships with United Parcel Service 
and Harvard University. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 83% / 72% Math 83% / 66% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 74% / 79% Math 60% / 56% 

Ghitnck Elementary School 

154 Ruskindale Rd., Mattapan 02126 

Karen Slack, Principal 

(£> 617-635-8652 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

• School theme, "Arts and Sciences": 
Phase 1-Theater Arts 2001-2002 

• Home-School Reading Program 
sponsored by Read Boston 

• Active parent organization, support 
services for children and families, and 
an effective staff/parent governance 
structure 

• Strong academic program with science. 
Theater Arts, physical education and 
Interactive Literacy specialists 

• Partnership with McDermott, Will & 
Emery International Law Firm, and 
Citizens Bank 

• Peace Games, a 3-year program teaching 
students to be peace makers 

• Support from community organizations 
such as the Dimock Health Center, 
Private Industry Council, Dorchester 
Counseling Center, and Boston Children's 
Services 

• Professional development for all staff to 
support literacy, writing and math 
across the curriculum 

• Four Lead Teachers and a Golden Apple 
Teacher 

• Morning and afternoon day care that 
supports literacy. 



>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 85% / 78% Math 68% / 64% 

>- % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 60% / 70% Math 40% / 46% 

Nap Elementary School 

35 Harvest St., Dorchester 02125 

Angelo Giacalone, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8672 Hours: 9:20-3:20 

Special features: 

• Small size, which promotes the safety 
and security of all students 

• Focus on EPS learning standards and 
curriculum 

• DLF literacy model used to help develop 
literacy skills of all students 

• Transitional and before school 
instructional programs 

• Computers for newspapers, books, and 
story telling 

• A business partnership and mentoring 
program with Arnold Worldwide 

• Annual Winterfest celebration 

• Active School Site Council and School 
Parent Council 

• Many programs for cultural enrichment, 
including the Boston Ballet, Very Special 
Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, and Young 
Audiences 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 87% / 66% Math 83% / 68% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 50% / 92% Math 58% / 76% 

Condon Elementary School 

200 D St., South Boston 02127 

Dr. Ann Garofalo, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8608 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

• Focus on reading and writing with the 
Balanced Early Literacy program and a 
grant-funded literacy coach and 
coordinator 

• Three computer labs and a primary 
literacy lab 

• Newly renovated playground and an 
Olympic-sized pool 

• Collaboration with UMass Boston 

• Selected as an Effective Practice School, 
June 2001 

• Partnership with Read Boston/Leaps in 
Literacy 

• Cultural enrichment programs: Boston 
Ballet, Very Special Arts, Museum of 
Fine Arts 

• Active School Site Council and School 
Parent Council. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 81% / 81% Math 76% / 78% 



>- % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 69% / 67% Math 59% / 51% 

Dover Bementary School 

325 Mt. Vernon St., Dorchester 02125 

Dr. Eric Johnson, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8694 Hours: 9:20-3:20 

Special features: 

• Three after-school and summer programs 
to support academic, artistic, and social 
development for children in all grade 
levels 

• Balanced literacy program supported by 
a literacy coach, and in-school support 
teams: Teacher training includes Orton 
Gillingham Reading, Soar to Success, 
First Steps Reading and Writing as well 
as Readers' and Writers' workshops. 

• Master's level teacher training site for 
elementary education for Lesley 
University 

• Ragship site of Citizen Schools, an 
apprenticeship-based enrichment 
program 

• Smaller classes in grades 1-3 to focus on 
individual needs 

• New play yard and outdoor classroom/ 
laboratory 

• State-of-the art computer lab and 
Internet access with focused skill 
acquisition in grade 3 

• Focus on critical thinking and problem- 
solving skills. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 81% / 78% Math 60% / 59% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 65% / 61% Math 51% / 50% 

East Zone Earfy Learning Center 

370 Columbia Rd., Dorchester 02125 

Myrtle David, Program Director 

© 617-635-8604 Hours: 7:30-6:00 

Special features: 

• Programs for children ages 4-7 

• All-day program for all students from 
7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. 

• Literacy Collaborative balanced literacy 
program for all students 

• Reading Recovery program for at-risk 
first graders 

• Boston Institute for Arts Therapy 
program 

• "Hands-on" math and science 
instruction 

• State-of-the-art playground built by 
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Endicon Elementary School 

2 McLellan St., Dorchester 02121 

Robert Holland, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8648 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• Emphasis on basic skills in a family-like 
setting 

• Brand new library with all new books 

• New computer lab with iMac computers, 
and emphasis on literacy instruction 

• Strong commitment to literacy and 
whole school change 

• School-based counseling 

• Partnerships with Hill Holliday, Milton 
Academy, and USRefresh 

• Inclusion of parents as an integral part 
of the educational process 

• Commitment to multicultural education 

• Dedicated staff committed to children 

• Recent building improvements, 
including schoolwide Internet access 

• Recipient of Schoolyard Initiative 
Grant. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 79% / 76% Math 77% / 56% 



> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 52% / 68% Math 42% / 24% 

Everett Elementary School 

71 Pleasant St., Dorchester 02125 

Kathleen Flannery, Prindpal 

© 617-635-8779 Hours: 9:20-3:20 

Special features: 

• Culturally diverse environment 

• Small, safe school 

• One of 26 Effective Practice Schools, 
recognized for implementing successful 
teaching and learning strategies 

• Model automated school library with 
over 7,000 new volumes 

• State-of-the-art classroom libraries with 
at least 400 volumes per room 

• Many reading programs and incentives, 
including Reading Recovery (individual 
instruction for at-risk grade 1 
students), Reading Is Fundamental 
(RIF), Soar to Success, and book fairs 

• Full-time computer, science, and art 
teachers 



• Weekly newsletter, monthly coffee 
hours, fund-raisers, and school 
volunteers to involve and inform 
parents 

• Partnership with Manulife Financial, 
which funds our after school program 

• Partnerships with UMass Boston and 
Emmanuel College 

• Renovated, handicap-accessible 
building with an auditorium and play 
yard. 

>■ % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 94% / 84% Math 83% / 74% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 85% / 90% Math 68% / 67% 

nneld Elementary School 

25 Dunbar Ave., Dorchester 02124 

Craig Lankhorst, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8618 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• A Literacy Collaborative school, with 
staff who are specially trained to help 
all students learn to read well 

• Access to a before and after school 



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program run by the Dorchester YMCA 

• Accelerated math instruction for all 
students 

• "Substantial Accomplishment" rating 
from an In-Depth Review Team 

• Ski club, hiking club and after school 
arts program 

• Computers to supplement reading and 
math instruction in all grades 

• Excellent music program, with 
instrumental music lessons, choir and 
school band 

• Partnerships with Y.E.S. (Youth 
Enrichment Services), Northeastern 
University, Dot Art, Boston Ballet, Future 
Teachers of America, ReadBoston, and 
The Jewish Coalition Literacy Project 

• Many special awards and incentives for 
students 

• Sports and games in a large playground 
and field nearby. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 79% / 68% Math 60% / 53% 

>- % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 64% / 87% Math 31% / 54% 

Elihu Greenwood Elementary School 

612 Metropolitan Ave., Hyde Park 02136 

Jeannette Pillsbury, Principal 

® 617-635-8665 Hours: 9:20-3:20 

Special features: 

• Focus on literacy based on the work of 
educator-researchers such as Fountas & 
Pinnell and Lucy Calkins 

• An Instructional Leadership Team: the 
principal, teachers, and a parent study 
teaching and learning at our school and 
make recommendations to guide our 
school as it continues to improve 

• A Math Leadership Team with the 
principal and teachers to support math 
teaching & learning in classrooms 

• Great music opportunities, including 
glee club and recorder lessons, thanks 
to our full-time music specialist 

• Library, computer and science specialists 

• Reading Recovery to help first graders 
read on grade level, and additional Title 
I support at grades 2-5 

• John Hancock math tutoring support 
during school day 



• Limited on-site individual counseling 

• Internet access in our updated computer 
lab, library, and many classrooms 

• Enrichment activities, including Yearn 
to Learn for all students who want to 
learn more, Boston Music Education 
Collaborative, and YMCA Adopt-a-Fifth 
Grade program 

• Partnerships with Ikon Office Solutions 
and Hyde Park Savings Bank 

• Participant in the Boston-Harvard 
Leadership Development Initiative 

• Special events, including Healthy Kids 
and International festivals 

• Student-run paper recycling center 

• Bright, comfortable, modern-style 
building 

• After school program — currently limited 
enrollment but we are working to 
expand. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 80% / 79% Math 76% / 70% 

>- % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 57% / 67% Math 33% / 55% 

Sarah Greenwood School (K-8) 

189 Glenway St., Dorchester 02121 

Isabel Mendez, Principal 

© 617-635-8710 Hours: 9:20-3:20 

Special features: 

• Two-way bilingual school, offering all 
students the opportunity to learn in 
Spanish and English: Students applying 
for grades 3-8 must attend an 
orientation to this program with their 
families, participate in an informal 
interview, and take a language 
proficiency assessment in Spanish 
and English to determine their ability 
to succeed in the program. 

• Full time social worker and an active 
Student Support Team 

• Computers for classroom learning, and a 
recently updated computer lab with new 
PCs 

• Stay in School program, the Cross 
Country development program, and a 
golf program in partnership with 
Franklin Park and Boston Parks & 
Recreation Department 

• New literacy program aimed at 
developing and sustaining literacy 

• Math Power program to build math skills 
in grades 4-8 

• After school learning opportunities, 
including homework help for middle 
school students, and literacy instruction 
for students at the lowest test 
performance level. 



>■ % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 80% / 62% Math 50% / 44% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 35% / 66% Math 34% / 54% 

> % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 94% / 87% Math 19% / 55% 

Grew Elementary School 

40 Gordon Ave., Hyde Park 02136 

Ronald Jackson, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8715 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

Title I math and reading 

New technology and methods to teach 

math and science 

Excellent literacy programs: Developing' 

Literacy First (K-grade 3) and 

Supporting Literacy (grades 4-5) 

Literacy Book Room and library 

Soar To Success reading intervention 

program 

Math and literacy coaches 

Student volunteers from Maimonides 

School 

Student support team 

Weekly "coffee hour" for parents with 

the principal 

Additional academic resources through 

Boston Partners in Education 

"The Great Body Shop" health education 

program 

Academic and schoolwide initiative 

support from our partnership with 

Meredith & Grew 

Counseling program with New England 

Home for Little Wanderers 

Dance program with Boston Ballet. 
>- 7o passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 89% / 87% Math 76% / 79% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 67% / 85% Math 51% / 59% 

Holland Elementary School 

85 Olney St., Dorchester 02121 

Vilma Gonzalez, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8832 Hours: 8:25-2:25 

Special features: 

• Innovative organization with six 
learning areas named after colleges and 
universities, each with a team of 
teachers who work and plan together; 
plus several traditional classrooms 

• Two computer labs: IBM and Power 
Macintosh 

• Internet access in all grade 5 
classrooms, the library, and computer 
lab 

• Parent Center to encourage family 
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• Northeastern University's Paul Robeson 
Institute/Mary MacLeod Bethune 
Institute 

• Reading Recovery and school-based 
therapy programs 

• On-site graduate program, via two-way 
video, with UMass Lowell 

• Weekly Club Day, when students can 
pursue their interests in art, choir, 
math, swimming, basketball, theater, 
computer and science. 

> 7o passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 80% / 63% Math 75% / 53% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 56% / 54% Math 41% / 42% 

Holmes Elementary School 

40 School St., Dorchester 02124 

Jacqueline J. Hogan, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8681 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• A model school that fully includes 
students with disabilities in all classes 

• Curriculum that reflects the diversity of 
its students and how they approach 
learning 

• A literacy program in all grades, 
supported by a literacy grant, to 
improve student achievement 

• Computers in every classroom 

• Library media center 

• Gym, cafeteria, playground, and 
outdoor science classroom 

• Before and after school "surround care" 
from 7:15 AM to 5:30 p.m. 

• Science, music, and physical education 
for all students 

• Schoolwide discipline program 

• On-site counseling 

• Strong commitment to parent 
involvement, with active Parent 
Councils and an on-site Parent Center 

• Before school tutoring 

• Partnership with Harvard School of 
Education 

• Partnership with the Federal Reserve 
Bank that includes a Read Aloud 
Program, Pen Pal Club and Career 
Awareness Program 

• Student teachers from Wheelock College 
and UMass Boston. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 74% / 65% Math 61% / 59% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 69% / 88% Math 58% / 80% 



Kenny Elementary School 

19 Oakton Ave., Dorchester 02122 
Cheryl L. Watson-Harris, Prindpal 
® 617-635-8789 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• Recipient of a $150,000 CRSD grant for 
Whole School Improvement 

• Nationally celebrated Success for All 
literacy program 

• Intensive focus on developing young 
writers: we have a writing specialist, 
and the principal and a teacher trained 
at Columbia University's Writing Project 

• Haitian bilingual program 

• BELL Foundation academic after school 
program 

• Partnership with Generations, Inc.— 
one of nine national demonstration 
sites to use senior citizens as resources 
and tutors 

• Partnership with the Harvard School of 
Public Health Peace Zone, providing an 
on-site counselor 

• Partnership with Peace Games, teaching 
peaceful alternatives to violence 

• Partnership with Society for the 
Preservation of New England 
Antiquities/Pierce House (the oldest 
house in Dorchester) 

• Schoolyard Initiative grant to improve 
our schoolyard 

• Computer lab, and computers in 90% of 
classrooms 

• Physical ed., music, art, chorus. Art 
Club, and science specialties. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 81% / 77% Math 64% / 66% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 64% / 74% Math 31% / 48% 

Lee Elementary School 

155 Talbot Ave., Dorchester 02124 

Joseph Shea, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8687 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• Encourages parental involvement and a 
strong home-school learning 
partnership, with support from our 
School Center 

• Reading Recovery for grade 1 students 
and other Title I reading services to 
students in grades 2-5 

• Literacy Collaborative in grades K-5, 
and literacy tutors 

• An award-winning art program, music, 
computer, Spanish, physical education, 
health and science classes, and a 
student soccer team 



• A before and after school tutoring 
program 

• Peer Buddies and other programs — 
including an after school program 
funded by New England Home for Little 
Wanderers— to promote inclusion of 
disabled students in regular education 
settings 

• Comprehensive health and violence 
prevention programs, active Student 
Support Team, and on-site counseling 

• Affiliations with Boston Park Rangers, 
National Park Service, and the Boston 
Symphony: "The city is our classroom!" 

• Support and enrichment services 
through Boston Excels and Boston 
College 

• A modern, open space facility with a 
gym, cafeteria, library media center, 
computer lab and performing arts 
theater. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 87% / 75% Math 70% / 62% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 60% / 60% Math 37% / 34% 

Marshall Elementary School 

35 Westville St., Dorchester 02124 

Teresa Harvey-Jackson, Prindpal 

© 617-635-8810 Hours: 9:20-3:20 

Special features: 

• "Family" model: Children remain with 
the same "family" of teachers and 
students from Kindergarten-grade 5 

• Two-way bilingual mini-school for 
Kindergarten-grade 5: students learn 
English and Spanish 

• A rich curriculum, including art, music, 
physical education, science, computers, 
swimming, and more 

• The Boston Scholars program, which 
exposes students to positive, 
professional role models and new ideas, 
instilling in them the belief that "if 
they work hard, they will get smart" 

• Partnership with Boston College, whose 
students mentor our 4"' and 5* grade 
students through Project 2000 

• UMass Boston's Alerta enrichment 
program for Hispanic students in 
grades 3-5 

• Home/school literature program 

• Activities for families: Social Studies 
Fair, Spaghetti/Curriculum Dinner, 
and more. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 87% / 81% Math 87% / 86% 

>- % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 73% / 72% Math 64% / 58% 



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Mather Elementary School 

One Parish St., Dorchester 02122 

Michael Kim Marshall, Principal 

® 617-635-8757 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• The oldest public elementary school in 
America 

• State-of-the-art programs for teaching 
reading and writing: Reading Recovery 
and the Literacy Collaborative 

• Smaller classes schoolwide through 
creative reorganization 

• Grade-level teams of teachers to analyze 
student work and improve teaching 

• "Looping" in most classes: Students stay 
with the same teacher for two years in 
kindergarten-grade 1 and grades 4-5 

• Three Golden Apple Award winners on 
staff 

• Specialists in art, computer, library, 
music, and physical education 

• New IBM computer lab and numerous 
IBM and Macintosh computers in 
classrooms 

• A weekly parent letter and individually 
scheduled parent-teacher conferences 

• Partnerships with New England 
Financial, AEW Capital Management, 
Harvard's Judge Baker Clinic, Omega Psi 
Phi, and the Internal Revenue Service 

• A first-class building with one of the 
best playground structures in Boston. 

>■ % passing Stanford 9 in 2000*: 
Reading 89% Math 93% 

* 2001 results not reported. 

>- % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 72% / 69% Math 63% / 65% 

Mattahunt Elementary School 

100 Hebron St., Mattapan 02126 

Nancy Dickerson, Principal 

® 617-635-8792 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

• The center for Boston's Reading 
Recovery program, the research-based 
intervention and safety net for early 
learners: and we have two fully trained 
Reading Recovery teachers 

• Student teachers from UMass Boston, 



Curry College, and Hellenic College 

• Partnerships with Boston Partners in 
Education, Junior Achievement, and 
parent and community volunteers 

• Participant in Nature's Classroom, a 
week-long science camp for selected 
students in grades 4-5 

• Internet access in the library, computer 
lab, and some classrooms 

• Full-time Student Support Coordinator 

• A large, modern building with a 
swimming pool and gym 

• A Literacy Collaborative school 

• Partnership with Peace Games, including 
a resident team of Americorp volunteers 

• Partnership with Citi Business Street. 
> 7o passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 75% / 67% Math 76% / 67% 

>- % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 47% / 57% Math 35% / 41% 

Mattapan Early Education Center 

108 Babson St., Mattapan 02126 

Nora L. Toney, Prindpal 

® 617-635-7680 Hours: 7:30-5:00 

Special features: 

All-day program for students from 7:30 

a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Inclusion of children with disabilities in 

classes with regular-education students 

A beautifully designed, child centered, 

state-of-the-art building 

Diverse student body and staff 

Clean and safe outdoor play structure 

Small class sizes with an adult/ student 

ratio ranging from 1:10 or less 

Ongoing assessment of student 

achievement 

Reading instruction using the Waterford 

Computer Reading Program and the 

Mondo Balanced Early Literacy program 

Reading Recovery for at-risk grade 1 

students 

TERC Investigations curriculum in many 

classrooms 

Experienced staff, including 

mathematics and literacy lead teachers, 

coaches, and Golden Apple winners 

Staffed Parent Center 

Very active School Site and School 

Parent Councils. 



Murphy School (K-6) 

K-6 in 2002; K-7 in 2003; K-8 in 2004 

1 Worrell St., Dorchester 02122 

Mary Russo, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8781 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

• Reading and math scores in the top 25% 
of all Boston elementary schools 

• Smaller class sizes in grades 1-5 
(average class size is 19) 

• PRIME TIME and KIDS Club after school 
programs and Summer STARS summer 
program 

• Winner of prestigious awards: Exemplary 
Practice School (Boston Public Schools), 
Learning Site School for Math (Boston 
Public Schools), and Vanguard School 
(Massachusetts Insight Education) 

• An experienced faculty, including 
twelve lead teachers, mentor teachers, 
teacher-coaches, a Golden Apple Award 
winner, a Milken Educator of the Year, 
and a Boston Teacher of the Year 

• Full-time math and reading specialists 

• Reading Recovery for grade 1 students 

• Classroom tutors in Kindergarten and 
grade 1 from Boston Partners in 
Education 

• Swimming, French, music, art, 
technology, and physical education 

• Computers in every classroom wired to 
the Internet 

• Strong parent involvement, including 
monthly coffee hours and active parent 
committees 

• On-site counseling, a part-time behavior 
specialist, and a full-time student 
support specialist to connect children 
and families to social services agencies 

• Partnerships with businesses, 
universities, city departments, and 
cultural organizations 

• Outdoor nature trail and landscaped 
schoolyard. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 94% / 90% Math 90% / 84% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 85% / 78% Math 73% / 72% 

O'Heara Elementary School 

1669 Dorchester Ave., 

Dorchester 02122 

William Henderson, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8725 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• Inclusion school: Students involved in 
regular education, students with mild, 
moderate and severe disabilities, and 



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students considered talented and gifted 
learn together and from each other 

• Citywide learning standards, arts and 
technology used and adapted to focus 
on literacy 

• Extensive family involvement in 
decision making, outreach, newsletters, 
special events, family center, and 
curriculum reinforcement 

• Student teachers from many 
universities 

• Collaborations with Very Special Arts of 
Massachusetts, Community Music 
Center, ReadBoston, and Jewish 
Literacy Collaborative 

• Specialists in art, music, movement, 
drama, and technology 

• Small, bright school with inner 
courtyard. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 95% / 97% Math 86% / 92% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 100% / 92% Math 79% / 80% 

Peikins Elementary School 

50 Burke St., South Boston 02127 

Virginia DIFranza, Principal 

® 617-635-8601 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• Macintosh LC III lab and in-class 
computers to teach writing, computer 
literacy, and problem solving 

• State-of-the-art technology and 
computer software, with Internet access 
in every classroom 

• Specialists in music, art, computers, 
and physical education 

• Project PRIDE: Personal Responsibility 
In Daily Effort 

• Cooperative discipline 

• Recipient of the Governor's Award for 
Anti-Violence 

• Inclusion of students with disabilities 
in regular classrooms 

• The Wee Delivery in-house postal 
service 

• A home reading program supported by 
our business partner, Gillette Co. 

• Perkins PRIDE, a monthly newsletter 

• A newly renovated building. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 89% / 70% Math 68% / 73% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 80% / 73% Math 74% / 53% 



Perry Elementary School 

745 East 7th St., South Boston 02127 

Chandra Minor, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8840 Hours: 9:20-3:20 

Special features: 

• Many methods to teach reading, 
including the Balanced Early Literacy 
model and Reading Recovery 
Hands on math instruction 
A multimedia center and Internet 
access 

Specialists in music, science, 
computers, and physical education 
Inclusion of special needs students 
Spanish as a second language classes 
Before and after school tutoring 
programs 

Music lessons on stringed instruments 
Awards ftom "A World of Difference" 
and the Boston Public Library 
On-site counseling 

Partnerships with John Hancock Center, 
South Boston Neighborhood House and 
local businesses 
Monthly parent newsletter 
Free dance lessons through Boston 
Ballet City Dance 

• A parent center, active parent council 
and School Site Council, and parent 
volunteers. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 83% / 94% Math 83% / 86% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 79% / 81% Math 62% / 77% 

Roosevelt Elementary School 

95 Needham Rd., Hyde Park 02136 

Dr. Mary Brown Daniels, Principal 

® 617-635-8676 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

• A safe, motivating learning 
environment that develops caring, 
competent, accomplished students 

• Focus on literacy across the subjects 
with the research-based Mondo 
Balanced Early Literacy (BEL) program 

• Participation in Harvard University's 
Balanced Assessment in Mathematics 
Initiative 

• Specialists to teach science, literacy- 
through-music, reading, math, and 
computer education 

• Internet access, with a computer lab for 
all grades and additional computers in 
classrooms and the library 

• An Instructional Leadership Team with 
principal, teacher, and parent members 

• Recognition of outstanding students 



• A quarterly, student-written newspaper 
and weekly parent bulletin 

• Active School Parent Council, involved 
in school governance and in organizing 
activities such as an annual Field Day, 
sundae parties for successful students, 
and parent workshops. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 85% / 92% Math 84% / 77% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 92% / 91% Math 70% / 82% 

Russell Elementary School 

750 Columbia Rd., Dorchester 02125 

Barbara Corey, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8803 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

• Optional two-way bilingual classes: 
students learn English and Spanish 

• Balanced Early Literacy program in 
Kindergarten-grade 5, supported by a 
literacy coach, literacy specialist, 
literacy assistant, and Reading 
Recovery teacher 

• Full-time instructors in science, 
computer, art, and Spanish 

• Open Circle Program — creating 
cooperative classroom environments 

• Earthworks science program 

• Very Special Arts music program 

• Library program that includes use of 
computer mini-lab 

• Up-to-date computer lab linked to the 
Internet 

• Leaps in Literacy reading program 

• Partnerships with Foothill Capital Corp. 
and Key Education Resources, providing 
a Junior Achievement Program, 
tutoring, and reading aloud 

• Strong commitment to parent 
involvement 

• Part-time community coordinator 

• Parent center, with ESL classes twice a 
week 

• Schoolyard Initiative Grant. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 87% / 76% Math 81% / 80% 

>- % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 62% / 71% Math 57% / 51% 

P. A. Shaw Elementary School 

429 Norfolk St., Dorchester 02124 

Maudlin Wright, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8719 Hours: 9:20-3:20 

Special features: 

• Mondo Balanced Early Literacy program 

• Partnerships with Showa Institute for 
Women, Solomon Schechter Day School, 
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• DARE drug abuse prevention program 

• State-of-the-art technology, including 
Internet access and Alpha Smart 
(grade 3) 

• Counseling offered by School Community 
Consultation and Treatment (SCCAT) 

• Before and after school programs 

• Programs with Museum of Fine Arts, 
Museum of Science, Mass. Audubon 
Society, Zoo New England, and the New 
England Aquarium 

• Clubs: Chorus, Gardening, Chess, 
Steppers, Drama, and Tech Club 

• Excellent math program: TERC 
Investigations, Stage 3 

• Schoolyard Initiative Grant 

• Grant to support schoolwide literacy 
program. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 78% / 62% Math 56% / 45% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 41% / 63% Math 27% / 25% 

Stone Elementary School 

22 Regina Rd., Dorchester 02124 

Elaine Gibson, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8773 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• Partnership with John Hancock, 
providing technology support, tutoring/ 
mentoring, and whole school planning 

• Journalism theme, encouraging all 
children K-5 to be strong writers 

• Before school program for 35 students, 
the after school Great Program for girls 
in grades 4 and 5, and an on-site after 
school program for 50 students 

• Project Aspire with Harvard University 
School of Education, supporting positive 
school climate 

• Community partnerships: Boston Excels, 
providing in-school counseling, violence 
prevention, parent/family school 
support/ outreach; "The Group," 
supporting organizational change; 
Codman Square Health Center, and 
Dimock Health Center 

• Schoolwide Title I, and Reading 
Recovery for grade 1 students who need 
extra help 

• Boston Excels Parent Center 



• Specialists for art, music, physical 
education, health and library 

• Computers in classrooms with Internet 
access 

• Schoolwide ReadBoston Literacy Project 

• Beautiful new playground with outdoor 
learning space. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 94% / 81% Math 76% / 74% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 61% / 59% Math 39% / 53% 

Taylor Elementary School 

1060 Morton St., Mattapan 02126 

Elie Jean-Louis, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8731 Hours: 8:35-2:35 

Special features: 

• A progressive school 

• Culturally proficient staff 

• Strong literacy program: the Literacy 
Collaborative 

• Advanced Work Class in grades 4 & 5 

• Successful Haitian bilingual program 

• New library/media center 

• Literacy, math and science specialists 

• Programs for students who need extra 
help: three Reading Recovery teachers; 
reading interventions and Resource 
Room for grades 1-5; tutoring for grades 
3-5; and the Taylor/Gallivan Community 
after school program 

• Safe, caring, orderly environment 

• Character education 

• On-site counseling services 

• Art, physical education, music and choir 

• Partnerships with the Gallivan 
Community Center, Milton Academy, 
Boston Globe, Boston Ballet, and Boston 
Partners in Education. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 77% / 78% Math 65% / 61% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 74% / 76% Math 47% / 47% 

Tynan Elementary School 

650 East 4th St., South Boston 02127 

Carlene Shavis, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8641 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

• Literacy Lessons Project 

• Tynan Home School Literacy Project 

• Culturally diverse school population 

• Volunteers from NSTAR, Boston 
Partners, Foster Grandparents, and 
Thompson Financial 

• Title 1 and ESL programs 

• Computers in classrooms with Internet 
access 

• Boston Police DARE program 



• School Site Council and School Parent 
Council 

• Newly constructed playground. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 86% / 72% Math 81% / 67% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 65% / 89% Math 60% / 64% 

Elementary school students who live in the 
East Zone can also apply for three citywide 
K-8 schools: the Hernandez School, Mission 
Hill School, and Young Achievers Science & 
Math School. Please see pages 11-12. 



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TEST RESULTS 

Following each school's "special features," 
you will find 2000 and 2001 schoolwide 
results for the Stanford 9 and Mass. 
Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) 
reading and math tests. 

Stanford 9. "% passing" means the 
percentage of students who scored at Level 2 
(partial mastery). Level 3 (solid 
performance/ready for next grade) and Level 
4 (superior/above grade level). Grades 3, 5-9 
and 11 take the Stanford 9 reading and math 
tests. 

MCAS. "% passing" means the percentage of 
students who scored at Level 2 (needs 
improvement). Level 3 (proficient), and 
Level 4 (advanced). In 2000, grades 4, 8 
and 10 took MCAS reading and math. In 
2001, grades 3, 4, 7, 8 and 10 took reading; 
and grades 4, 6, 8 and 10 took math. MCAS 
is also given in science/technology and 
history/social science. Scores reported in 
this section are for grade 8 only. 

Heveland Middle School 

11 Charles St., Dorchester 02122 

Margaret Hanscom, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8631 Hours: 7:20-1:30 

Special features: 

• Winner of national awards, with award- 
winning teachers on staff 

• State-of-the-art computer labs, Internet 
access, computers in many classrooms, 
and suites of computers for each cluster 

• Full-time student support services with 
individual and group counseling through 
many community agencies 



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• Funding from many grant programs 

• A full service, on-site health clinic 

• Partnerships with cultural 
organizations, high tech firms and 
Harvard University 

• Small classes 

• Grade level inclusion programs, a full 
inclusion program, and traditional 
curriculum programs 

• Fair and consistent discipline practices. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 74% / 65% Math 38% / 37% 

> % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 47% / 71% Math 15% / 25% 

Gavin Middle School 

215 Dorchester St., South Boston 02127 

Joseph Lee, Principal 

® 617-635-8817 Hours: 7:20-1:30 

Special features: 

• A Carnegie Turning Points School 

• Totally handicap-accessible, with 
Multiple Handicap programs 

• Cluster organization to include all 
students in smaller classes 

• The originator of the Student Support 
Team concept for providing services 

• Partnership with Gillette Co. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 84% / 84% Math 53% / 58% 

> % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 71% / 58% Math 12% / 16% 

Sarah Greenwood School (K-8) 

189 Glenway St., Dorchester 02121 

Isabel Mendez, Principal 

® 617-635-8710 Hours: 9:20-3:20 

The Sarah Greenwood School is open to 
students in KZ-Grade 8 who live in the East 
Zone. Please see page 1 6. However, please 
consider that current 5th graders are 
guaranteed a seat through grade 8. 
Therefore, the school will have fewer than 5 
seats available for new assignments to 
grades 6-8. 

Harbor School 

An Expeditionary Learning Center 
294 Bowdoin St., Dorchester 02122 
Scott Hartl, Program Director 
© 617-635-6365 Hours: 7:55-3:35 

Wednesdays: 7:55-12:30 

Special features: 

• Rigorous academic standards: Students 
are expected to do 2.5 hours of 
homework each evening; and the school 



does not accept academic work beneath 
a "C" grade 

• Each student must compile a portfolio 
of required work, and meet all other 
BPS requirements in order to graduate. 

• Strong family involvement, and an 
expectation for all families to attend a 
minimum of five required school 
functions during the year 

• Full inclusion of students with 
disabilities in the regular classroom, 
with the same high expectations for all 
students 

• Average class size of 22 students 

• Teams of teachers that work with the 
same students for three years 

• Frequent academic field work outside of 
the school building 

• Strong emphasis on the arts, with 
required student involvement in a 
whole-school chorus 

• A "pilot school," free from many Boston 
Public Schools and Boston Teachers 
Union rules and held to rigorous school 
performance standards. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 73% / 77% Math 35% / 34% 

>■ % passing MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 88% / 63% Math 33% / 32% 

Lewenherg Middle School 

20 Outlook Rd., Mattapan 02126 

Myrtlene Mayfield, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8623 Hours: 7:20-1:30 

Special features: 

• An award-winning staff, including 
seven Golden Apple Award winners and 
three National Reader's Digest Award 
winners 

• Cooperative learning to foster learning 
and negotiation skills, teamwork, and 
individual decision-making 

• An outstanding curriculum to increase 
academic achievement, with the 
instructional focus on literacy 

• Emphasis on reading and writing in all 
subjects using the LLIFE literacy 
program and Soar to Success 

• Programs in French, Latin, art, music, 
computers, physical education, home 
economics, health education and school 
to career 

• Partnerships with Expeditionary 
Learning, Lesley University, IBM, and 
Mass. Audubon Society to promote 
interdisciplinary learning 

• Collaboration on programs with more 
than thirty agencies and organizations 



• Project Adventure, where students 
learn to trust in themselves and each 
other, to value teamwork, to relate to 
diversity, and to achieve academically, 
socially, and psychologically. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 73% / 73% Math 43% / 45% 

>- % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 62% / 71% Math 21% / 21% 

McGormack Middle School 

315 Mt. Vernon St., Dorchester 02125 

Muriel Leonard, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8657 Hours: 7:20-1:30 

Special features: 

• Spanish bilingual program 

• Advanced Work Class for grade 6 

• Exemplary business partnership with 
Sovereign Bank including adopt-a-class, 
perfect attendance luncheons, Reading 
Is Fundamental, evening parent ESL 
classes, banking education, career 
visions, and job shadowing 

• Seven teaching teams with shared 
planning time every day including time 
each week to meet with parents 

• Woodworking, art, music, drama, 
computers, Spanish, and health in 10- 
and 20-week intensive courses 

• Homework hotline: students and 
parents can hear recorded assignment 
messages 

• Daily independent reading and weekly 
reading response journal. Students are 
expected to read two books a month. 

• Character development and leadership 
programs such as Project Adventure, 
Outward Bound, Resolving Conflict 
Creatively, student council, and peer 
mediation. 

>■ % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 83% / 83% Math 66% / 63% 

>- % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 68% / 82% Math 20% / 39»/o 

Murphy School 

(K-6 in 2002; K-7 in 2003; K-8 in 2004) 

1 Worrell St., Dorchester 02122 

Mary Russo, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8781 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

The Murphy School is open to students in 
K2-grade 6 who live in the East Zone. Please 
see page 18. However, please consider that 
current 5th graders are guaranteed a seat 
in grade 6. Therefore, the school will have 
fewer than 5 seats available for new 
assignments to grade 6. 



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Rogeis MMdle School 

15 Everett St., Hyde Park 02136 

Michael A. McCarthy, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8700 Hours: 7:20-1:30 

Special features: 

• A positive environment for learning 

• Consistently ranked as a top middle 
school in student and staff attendance 

• "Open Door" policy for parents 

• Cluster organization of students with a 
team of teachers 

• A tradition of excellence, with a 
schoolwide focus on literacy 

• Technology wing and schoolwide access 
to the Internet 

• Performing arts, school chorus, and 
cunent events programs 

• Partnerships with Curry College, 
Thompson Island, and the Hyde Park 
Branch Library 

• School book store. Tutoring Center, and 
Professional Development Center 

• Dedicated, experienced faculty, with 
active support for staff professional 
development 

• Active Student Support Services Team. 
>■ 7o passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 93% / 84% Math 67% / 63% 

>- % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 83% / 81% Math 29% / 39% 

Thompson Middte School 

100 Maxwell St., Dorchester 02124 

Ronald SpratUng, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8764 Hours: 7:20-1:30 

Special features: 

• Pride in being a small school where 
staff know and nurture students 

• Emphasis on the attitude, "College is 
for me!" 

• College preparatory courses for all 
students: French, algebra, and 
computer usage 

• Support for teachers to plan and 
develop interdisciplinary lessons 
together 

• Partnerships with Citizens Bank, Talent 
Search, and the Urban League 

• Block scheduling to use instructional 
time more efficiently 



• Reading instruction in all classes, even 
math and science 

• Preparation for the exam school 
admission test. 

>■ % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 77% / 63% Math 41% / 34% 

> % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 65% / 75% Math 16% / 33% 

Wilson Midille School 

18 Croftland Ave., Dorchester 02124 

Claudette M. Gates, Prindpal 

© 617-635-8827 Hours: 7:20-1:30 

Special features: 

• Students clustered in small teams for 
all academic subjects 

• Tutoring, mentoring, counseling, peer 
mediation, and after school sports and 
recreation 

• Telecommunications and the Internet 
to support classroom-based instruction 

• Three computer labs and two satellite 
communications systems 

• Recipient of the Secretary of 
Education's Award for Improved 
Parental Involvement 

• College and career awareness curriculum 
through the Higher Education 
Information Center, UMass Boston, 
Carney Hospital, and Citizen Schools 

• Training for students in violence 
prevention and peer leadership 

• First Boston middle school to join the 
School to career initiative 

• UMass Boston Urban Scholars program 

• Partnership with Carney Hospital 

• Winner of several grants for school 
reform and schoolyard improvement 

• Recently modernized building, with 
$1 million in improvements. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 77% / 70% Math 51% / 37% 

> % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 66% / 79% Math 17% / 34% 

Middle school students who live in the East 
Zone can also apply for five citywide 
schoob: Hernandez (Kindergarten-grade 8), 
M. L. King Jr. (grades 6-8), Mission Hill 
School (Kindergarten-grade 8), Timilty 
(grades 6-8), and Young Achievers 
(Kindergarten-grade 8). Please see pages 
11-12. However, please consider that 
current 5th graders at the Hernandez, 
Mission Hill, and Young Achievers are 
guaranteed a seat through grade 8. 
Therefore, these schools will have fewer 
than 5 seats available for new assignments 
to grades 6-8. 



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TEST RESULTS 

Following each school's "special features," 
you will find 2000 and 2001 schoolwide 
results for the Stanford 9 and Mass. 
Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) 
reading and math tests. 

Stanford 9. "% passing" means the 
percentage of students who scored at Level 2 
(partial mastery). Level 3 (solid 
performance/ready for next grade) and Level 
4 (superior/above grade level). Grades 3, 5-9 
and 11 take the Stanford 9 reading and math 
tests. 

MCAS. "7o passing" means the percentage of 
students who scored at Level 2 (needs 
improvement). Level 3 (proficient), and 
Level 4 (advanced). In 2000, grades 4, 8 
and 10 took MCAS reading and math. In 
2001, grades 3, 4, 7, 8 and 10 took reading; 
and grades 4, 6, 8 and 10 took math. MCAS 
is also given in science/technology and 
history/social science. Scores reported in 
this section are for grades 4 and 8 only. The 
2001 grade 4 reading results are based on 
newly-established standards. Thus they are 
not directly comparable with 2000 results. 

Adams Elementary School 

165 Webster St., East Boston 02128 

Catherine Conway, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8383 Hours: 9:15-3:15 

Special features: 

• Art, physical education, computer, and 
science programs 

• The Balanced Early Literacy program 
that includes Reading Recovery 

• ESL, speech, and literacy programs 

• Take Home Reading Programs, and 
participation in the RIF (Reading Is 
Fundamental) program 

• Computer lab equipped with the latest 
technology 

• Multicultural enrichment programs in 
music, drama, dance, and art 

• An active parent organization, providing 
classroom assistance and fundraising 

• Partnerships with the YMCA, Community 
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>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 90% / 96% Math 81% / 74% 

>- 7o passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 65% / 57% Math 52% / 53% 

Alighleri Elementary School 

37 Gove St., East Boston 02128 

Rita Sorrento, Principal 

® 617-635-8529 Hours: 9:15-3:15 

Special features: 

• Many resources and programs to help 
students with literacy: the Mondo 
Balanced Early Literacy program in the 
early grades, a literacy specialist. Art 
and Music, Reading Recovery, Reading is 
Fundamental/RIF and Grade 3 Transition 
Program. 

• A Parent Center, library, and teacher 
resource library 

• Frequent visits and performances at the 
nearby Ljrman Elderly Apartments 

• Strong pairings with the East Boston 
Neighborhood Health Center, Kiwanis, 
Northeastern University, East Boston 
Foundation, Boston Police, the Chamber 
of Commerce, MassPort, Logan Hilton, 
City Year, East Boston District Court, 
Wheelock College, Boston Ballet, Gillette 
retirees, and Abuzz Technology 

• Computers with Internet connection in 
all classrooms 

• Schoolyard Initiative Grant - 2001 
completion 

• Clean, recently painted building. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 94% / 98% Math 85% / 100% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 79% / 85% Math 52% / 75% 

Baldwin Bementary School 

121 Corey Rd., Brighton 02135 
Grace Yong Madsen, Principal 

(£) 617-635-8460 Hours: 9:15-3:15 

Special features: 

• Member of the Literacy Collaborative 

• Recipient of the Reading Excellence 
Grant from the Dept. of Education 

• Recipient of a Schott Foundation grant 
for Gender Equity and School Climate 

• An extensive partnership with Boston 
College (BC): Partners in training 
student teachers; tutorial help offered 
by BC students; and Junior Olympics at 
BC in the spring 

• Tutoring and friendship through our 
association with Foster Grandparents 



• Support services for students 
experiencing difficulties 

• Arts, music, gym, and computer classes 

• A new playground by September 2002 

• Parent involvement through the Read 
Boston program 

• Cooperative discipline training for 
parents 

• An active School Site Council. 

>■ % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 93% / 89% Math 95% / 86% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 79% / 90% Math 82% / 90% 

Blackstone Elementary School 

380 Shawmut Ave., Boston 02118 

Mildred Ruiz-Allen, Principal 

® 617-635-8471 Hours: 8:25-2:25 

Special features: 

• Literacy Collaborative reading program 
in grades K-5 

• U.S. Department of Education Title VII 
Bilingual Education Comprehensive 
School Grant recipient 

• Parent Center for workshops, special 
activities, and meetings 

• "Alliance for Parents" project with 
South End Health Clinic to support 
kindergarten and grade 1 children and 
families 

• Early Childhood Education programs for 
three and four-year-olds with special 
needs and multi-handicapped children 

• Computer, physical education, art, 
drama, and music classes 

• Chorus for grades 3-5, the Blackstone 
Players (drama group) 

• Boston Ballet's City Dance for selected 
grade 3 students 

• The Power Lunch Program, with almost 
100 volunteers, who provide weekly 
mentoring and reading with students in 
grades 1-3 

• Blackstone/Roxbury YMCA After School 
Program 

• After school academic support for 
students in grades 3, 4, and 5 

• Big Sister/Big Brother mentor program 

• Focus on improving reading through our 
early literacy program, Reading 
Recovery, Home Reading Program, and 
Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) 

• Foster Grandparents program. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 70% / 51% Math 66% / 54% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 37% / 39% Math 34% / 44% 



Bradley Elementary School 

10 Beachview Rd., East Boston 02128 

Anne Kelly, Principal 

® 617-635-8422 Hours: 9:20-3:20 

Special features: 

• Integrated Early Childhood Program for 
students ages 3-5 

• Advanced Work Class for grades 4-5 with 
a French language component 

• Excellent learning software available to 
students in an up-to-date, thirty-unit 
computer lab 

• Internet access and a minimum of four 
computers in all classrooms 

• Emphasis on reading and writing skills: 
we have a balanced literacy program, 
Writer's Workshop, individual tutoring, a 
writing specialist, a K-5 Arts Through 
Literature course, and more 

• Strong math instruction using TERC 
Investigations 

• A strong, highly functioning School 
Parent Council that supports our staff 
and our learning goals 

• Ballet lessons provided by the Boston 
Ballet City Dance program for selected 
children in grades 3-5 (and beyond, for 
students chosen for advanced 
instruction) 

• A training site for student teachers from 
Northeastern University. 

>■ % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 91% / 95% Math 95% / 92% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS In 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 93% / 98% Math 86% / 81% 

East Boston Early Education Center 

135 Gove St., East Boston 02128 

Esther Adames-Jimenez, Principal 

® 617-635-6456 Hours: 7:30-6:00 

Special features: 

• Focus on children, they are our VIPs! 

• Extended day for all students, from 
7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

• Inclusion program in small class sizes 
with paraprofessionals; student to staff 
ratio is 8:1 

• Balanced Early Literacy model — children 
work in centers 

• Multilingual program with strong 
support for second language learners 

• Team teaching by grade level: thematic 
units and goals are planned by teams 

• Three Reading Recovery teachers to 
support at-risk students 

• Principal's weekly Coffee Hour with 
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• Literacy integrated in all subject areas 

• Suzuki-method violin lessons for some 
students 

• School library with more than 4,000 
books 

• Classroom libraries with more than 500 
books, thematically arranged 

• Assignment preference for children from 
East Boston. 

Eliot Elementary School 

16 Charter St., Boston 02113 

Antoinette Brady, Principal 

® 617-635-8545 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• On the Freedom Trail: the Eliot traces its 
beginnings to 1713 

• Many nearby resources: the Paul Revere 
House, New England Aquarium, Old 
North Church, the Children's Museum, 
and Faneuil Hall Market 

• Mondo Balanced Early Literacy program 
for beginning readers and Reader's/ 
Writer's Workshop for all 



Active community partnerships with the 

Berkshire Group, KPMG, the United 

States Coast Guard, New England 

Aquarium, Starbuck's, Boston Partners 

in Education, North End Community 

Health Center, and local small 

businesses 

Italian language and cultural program 

funded by Italian Consulate 

Museum of Fine Arts "Visual Thinking 

Through Art" for grades 4-5 

Collaboration with Brown Bag Opera 

Third graders participate in the Boston 

Ballet Dance Program 

All students involved in the new math 

initiative, TERC Investigations 

Renovated library and theater arts stage 

State-of-the-art computer lab, with 28 

Macintosh computers and an extensive 

software library 

Collaboration with area colleges and 

universities which provide interns and 

student teachers 

Brand new school yard construction in 

Spring 2002 



• Very active School Site Council. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 79% / 66% Math 71% / 68% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 49% / 40% Math 33% / 33% 

Emerson Elementary School 

6 Shirley St., Roxbury 02119 

C. Sura O'Mard-Gentle, Principal 

® 617-635-8507 Hours: 9:20-3:20 

Special features: 

• Structured team teaching approach in 
literacy & math to meet the learning 
needs of all students 

• Strong integrated arts, computer and 
science academic programs 

• ReadBoston, providing home lending 
libraries and parent/teacher conferences 
twice a year 

• Full after-school program offering 
tutoring in literacy, homework help, 
swimming, computer, creating new 
books, and dance enrichment, with Bird 
Street Community Center, Harvard 



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• Individual and family service support 
from Uphams Corner and Whittier St. 
Community Health Centers, Families 
First, and the Cape Verdean Nurturing 
Project 

• Parent Center with full-time parent 
educator, offering parent workshops in 
literacy and math development 

• Affiliations: Cantata Singers, Shirley- 
Eustis House, and Boston Historic 
Neighborhoods 

• Community partnerships: the Dudley 
Street Neighborhood Initiative and 
Nuestra Communidad CDC 

• Business partnerships: Vargas & Vargas 
Insurance, Fidelity Investments, and 
B.F.I. 

• Schools of Choice Partnership 
participant 

• Newly built schoolyard with interactive 
learning graphics 

>- 7o passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 79% / 63% Math 78% / 68% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading * / 80% Math 63% / 65% 

* Results not reported. 

Farragut Elementary School 

10 Fenwood Rd., Boston 02115 

Rosemary Harmon, Principal 

® 617-635-8450 Hours: 9:20-3:20 

Special features: 

• Strong academic program which 
includes physical education, computer 
and science 

• Advanced Work Program for grades 4 
and 5 

• America Reads Program with Lasalle 
College 

• Interns from Emmanuel College 

• Student teachers and interns from 
Boston University and Simmons College 

• ReadBoston volunteers from Boston 
University and Simmons College 

• Free instrumental music lessons with 
teachers from Boston University 

• After-school tutoring for grades 1-3, 
three days a week 

• Partnerships with New England Baptist 



Hospital, Gardner Museum, and Museum 
of Fine Arts 

• Chinese language instruction. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 92% / 87% Math 88% / 79% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 91% / 83% Math 74% / 87% 

Gardner Extended Senrices School 

30 Athol St., AlUton 02134 

Catalina Montes, Prindpal 

© 617-635-8365 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

• Extended services to students and 
families in collaboration with Boston 
College, the YMCA, AUston/Brighton 
Healthy Boston Coalition, St. 
Elizabeth's Medical Center and other 
agencies, tharks to an exciting grant 
from DeWitt-Wallace 

• Success Maker computer integrated 
learning system 

• State-of-the-art computer lab and 
media center 

• Student teachers and interns from 
Boston College 

• Tutors and mentors from Boston College 
and Harvard Business School 

• On-site health center with St. 
Elizabeth's Hospital 

• Partnerships with McNamara House, 
Boston Partners in Education, Computer 
Curriculum Corp., St. Elizabeth's 
Hospital, Smith Clinic, and Stop & Shop 

• In-school counseling with Allston- 
Brighton Mental Health Clinic 

• Gym classes at Boston University and 
participation in the Harvard Student/ 
Athlete Program 

• Two playgrounds: one for younger and 
one for older students 

• Developing a strong music program. 
>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 95% / 84% Math 98% / 76% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 71% / 79% Math 60% / 80% 

Garfield Elementary School 

95 Beechcroft St., Brighton 02135 

Victoria Megias-Batista, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8351 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• Portfolios of student work for every 
student in Kindergarten-grade 5 

• Computers in the classroom 

• Counseling from Allston-Brighton 
Health Center and Boston College 
Graduate School of Social Work 



• Inclusion of students with disabilities in 
regular education classrooms to increase 
their self-esteem and learning 

• Team teaching during reading classes to 
provide more adults in the classroom 

• Internet connections in every classroom 

• Lots of hands-on activities to make 
math and science exciting 

• Read-aloud time every Tuesday with 
Boston College employees 

• Collaboration with Boston Partners in 
Education to bring volunteers to help in 
classrooms 

• Opening and closing meetings to 
celebrate the day's learning and build 
school pride. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 86% / 68% Math 83% / 70% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000*: 
Reading 77% Math 68% 
* Results not available for 2001. 

GuDd Bementary School 

195 Leyden St., East Boston 02128 

Simon Ho, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8523 Hours: 8:25-2:25 

Special features: 

• Weekly computer, physical education, 
music, and arts lessons for all students 

• School-developed Uteracy model 

• School-Linked Services through Home 
for Little Wanderers 

• After school program in conjunction 
with the YMCA and Boston Community 
Learning Center (BCLC) 

• Level 3 school in TERC Investigations 
mathematics program 

• Mandarin language instruction in 
grades 3-5 

• Professional development for staff with 
Tufts University 

• Partnership with Hastings School 
(Lexington) and Tufts University 

• New England SCORES creative writing 
and soccer program for grades 3-5. 

>- 7o passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 94% / 95% Math 75% / 86% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 71% / 96% Math 59% / 93% 

Hamilton Elementary School 

198 Strathmore Rd., Brighton 02135 

Ellen L. McCarthy, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8388 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

• Strong academic program with science, 
music, and computer specialists 

• A new computer lab and computers in 
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• Tutors from Boston College, Boston 
University and Bentley College who 
work with our students 

• New schoolyard and arch to welcome 
students, staff, families and community 

• Read Excellence grant to support 
primary literacy 

• Hamilton Community Learning Center 
grant 

• In-school counseling with Allston- 
Brighton Mental Health Clinic 

• Citjrwide multilingual program 

• After school program to 6 p.m. 

• ESOL classes for families through our 
partnership with the Jackson/Mann 
Community Center 

• Clean, attractive, welcoming school. 
>■ 7a passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 100%/ 93% Math 86% / 93% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 37% / 65% Math 34% / 69% 

Harvard/Kent Elementary School 

50 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown 02129 

Sue Ellen Hogan, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8358 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• An award-winning staff, including 
Golden Apple Awards, private 
foundation winners, and a published 
author 

• Pride in being diverse, determined, and 
dynamic 

• Warm and caring atmosphere 

• State-of-the-art programs for beginning 
readers using a multi-sensory, multi- 
skills approach to language arts 

• PC and Macintosh computer labs: every 
child has access to a computer 

• Programs to meet the needs of students 
with learning differences 

• Before and after school programs 

• Collaboration with the Museum of Fine 
Arts, Museum of Science, New England 
Aquarium, Peabody Museum, Children's 
Museum, Computer Museum, the 
National Center of Afro-American 
Artists, and the Arts Are Academic 
community 

• Adopted by the USS Constitution 

• Special programs such as Math Night, 
Bedtime Story Hour, Guest Club, Drama 
Club, Art Club, and Computer Club 

• On-site counselling for parents and 
children offered by MGH Health Center 
and Parents' and Children's Services 

• Partnerships with Boys and Girls Club, 
Charlestown Community Schools, and 
Boston Ballet 

• Year-round academic supports 



• A bright, beautifully designed school, in 
"first-class" condition, with a full-size 
gymnasium. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 90% / 78% Math 84% / 69% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 59% / 85% Math 48% / 70% 

Hurley Elementary School 

70 Worcester St., Boston 02118 

Nora E. Pou, Prindpal 

© 617-635-8489 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

• Two-way English-Spanish program: 
Students applying for grades 3-5 must 
attend an orientation to the two-way 
program with their families, 
participate in an informal interview, 
and take a language proficiency 
assessment in Spanish and English to 
determine their ability to succeed in 
the program. 

• "Hands-on" teaching in science and 
math 

• Schoolwide writing program and a 
home/school reading awareness program 

• Full-time computer, science, health, and 
physical education teachers 

• Boston Ballet City Dance 

• Partnerships with Boston College, City 
Mission Society/ Artist in Residence 
Program, Copley Place, Northeastern 
University, and South End Clinic 

• A poet and other artists who work with 
students every week 

• A Student Support Team. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 68% / 68% Math 56% / 51% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 57% / 78% Math 38% / 54% 

Jackson/Mann Elementary School 

40 Armington St., Allston 02134 
Joanne Collins Russell, Prindpal 
® 617-635-8532 Hours: 7:30-1:30 

Special features: 

• An intensive, highly structured teaching 
and learning program which features 
Balanced Literacy for all 

• Full inclusion of children with 
disabilities in standard classrooms, 
including deaf and autistic students 

• Advanced Work Class for qualified 
students in grades 4 & 5 

• Expanding Portuguese bilingual program 

• Visual arts, music, foreign language, 
science and physical education classes 

• Wide range of after school programs 
featuring Jackson Mann Community 



Center, Boston University's BUILD, BELL 
Foundation and New England Scores 
soccer 

• Teacher training site for Boston College, 
Boston University and Wheelock College 

• Designated as a Community Learning 
Center 

• Successful business partnerships with 
St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Jackson Mann 
Community Center, Boston Partners in 
Education, and "literacy links" with 
Weston High School and Read America 

• Strong family partnership with Leaders 
of Tomorrow that engages parents and 
guardians in the social and academic 
progress of their children. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 87% / 77% Math 78% / 69% 

>- % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 63% / 78% Math 55% / 69% 

P. I. Kennedy Elementary School 

343 Saratoga St., East Boston 02128 

Eugene Ellis, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8466 Hours: 9:20-3:20 

Special features: 

• Award-winning computer programs, a 
state-of-the-art computer lab, a media 
center with Internet access, and a 
computer in every classroom 

• An exciting math program called 
Mathland, and Math Magic after school 
tutoring program 

• Annual book fair and Science Fair 

• Four Lead Teachers, tops in their 
profession 

• Part-time librarian 

• A school newspaper and a weekly parent 
newsletter 

• A Transition-to-Kindergarten program, 
and teaming of kindergarten and grade 
4 students for reading practice 

• Counseling, mentoring, and ESL 

• Art and music programs, dancing with 
Boston Ballet, and student performances 

• Part-time physical education teacher, 
and a great soccer and writing program 
with New England SCORES 

• Annual field day and holiday bazaar 

• Newly renovated building. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 91% / 98% Math 83% / 91% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 92% / 86% Math 71% / 70% 



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Lyon School (K-8) 

50 Beechcroft St., Brighton 02135 

Dr. Mary Nash, Principal 

(£) 617-635-7945 Hours: 9:20-3:20 

Special features: 

• Before and after school "surround care" 
from 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

• Full integration of students with 
disabilities and regular education 

• Students in small classes, each of which 
is staffed with a teacher and an 
assistant 

• Full K-8 program 

• Highly qualified staff: All teachers hold 
Master's degrees and are certified in 
both regular and special education 

• The highest staff attendance rate in the 
city 

• Over-chosen by parents since 1993 

• Winner of many awards 

• Partnerships with Boston College, 
Wheelock College, Walker School, 
Boston Arts Academy, and Fenway High 
School. 

> 7o passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 91% / 90% Math 76% / 77% 

>■ % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000*: 
Reading 91% Math 100% 

* Results not available for 2001. 

> % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
No Grade 8 in 2000. Results not available 
for 2001. 

Mason Elementary School 

150 Norfolk Ave., Roxbury 02119 

Janet Palmer-Owens, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8405 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

• Massachusetts Compass Exemplary 
School 2001-2002 

• BPS Effective Practice School 2001-2002 

• Citywide Math Learning Site 

• U.S. Dept. of Education "National Blue 
Ribbon School of Excellence" 

• Full integration of students with 
disabilities and regular education 
students in small classes, each of 
staffed with a teacher and an assistant 



• Highly qualified staff (most dual 
certified in regular and special 
education), resident teachers, mentor 
lead teachers and teacher coaches 

• Swimming, music, art, Spanish, drama 
and story telling 

• On site counseling through Walker 
School 

• Early childhood integrated program for 
ages 3 and 4 

• Partnerships with John Hancock, 
Newmarket Business Assoc, Boston 
College, Boston University, and 
Wheelock College 

• Community Learning Center, extended 
day services, and Mellon Parent Center. 

> X passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 88% / 90% Math 77% / 80% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 85% / 97% Math 67% /100% 

McKay School (K-8) 

122 Cottage St., East Boston 02128 

Janie Ortega, Principal 

® 617-635-8510 Hours: 8:25-2:25 

Special features: 

• Focus on professional development for 
staff and improved instruction for 
students 

• Literacy specialist, bilingual reading 
specialist, math transition specialist, 
and language literacy specialist 

• Part of the National Institute for Urban 
School Reform 

• Literacy model that addresses the needs 
of all students in kindergarten-grade 8 

• Bilingual and special education 
programs which include mainstreaming 
in regular classrooms 

• Specialists in music, art, theater arts, 
technology, Spanish, and physical 
education 

• Opportunities for parent education and 
involvement through Families First 

• Two technology labs 

• New England Scores soccer and creative 
writing program 

• After school program with the YMCA 

• Active partnerships with Cabot Corp. 
and Boston Partners in Education. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 83% / 74% Math 57% / 70% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 46% / 64% Math 39% / 57% 

> % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 97% / 100% Math 32% / 64% 



North Zone Early Learning Center 

at the Jackson/Mann School 

40 Armington St., Allston 02134 

Gradela Hopkins, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8409 Hours: 7:30-6:00 

Special features: 

• All-day program for KO-grade 1 from 
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

• Small classes of 15 students 

• Innovative early education program 
following Boston Public Schools 
learning standards 

• Inclusion of students with disabilities 
in all classes 

• Reading Recovery, music, science, 
drama, crafts and physical education 

• Computers in all classrooms 

• Library rich with materials for young 
children, and daily Take Home books 

• Close association with other schools 
and programs housed in the Jackson/ 
Mann complex, offering additional 
services for students and families. 

O'Donnell Elementary School 

33 Trenton St., East Boston 02128 

John Waggett, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8454 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

Located in a quiet, multicultural 

neighborhood 

Two computer labs, and more than 100 

Internet-connected computers for 

students to use 

A focus on Literacy/Reading and 

Writing throughout the school 

Rigby's schoolwide Literacy Program 

Excellent new schoolwide TERC 

Investigations math program 

An Alliance East partnership with other 

East Boston schools 

Supportive safety net programs for 

targeted "at risk" students 

An ESL teacher 

Little, Brown & Co. reading program 

and ReadBoston reading partnership 

between school and parents 

A new initiative called Peace Zone for a 

positive school climate 

Partnerships with Boston Police Dept.'s 

DARE and GANG programs 

Summertime tutorial program for grades 

3 and 5 

Completely refurbished school grounds 

and play areas 

Newly renovated building, inside and 

out, with all new classroom lighting. 
>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 80% / 81% Math 64% / 82% 



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>■ % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 87% / 94% Math 69% / 91% 

Otis Bementary School 

218 Marion St., East Boston 02128 

Thomas Connelly, Principal 

® 617-635-8372 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

• Multilingual teaching staff 

• Success for All, an effective new method 
for teaching language arts devised and 
supervised by Johns Hopkins University 

• 13 computers linked to the Internet 
through the computer/library lab 

• Instruction in art, music, and language 
in a totally integrated, multicultural 
environment 

• In-school counseling for kindergarten- 
grade 5 

• Active partnerships with East Boston 
Health Clinic, Wheelock College, UMass 
Boston, and Boston College through 
their student teaching programs 

• Strong parent involvement through 
parent councils in English, Spanish, and 
Portuguese 

• ESL for adults after school through our 
Project Excel partnership 

• Read Boston family literacy program. 
>- 7o passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 83% / 82% Math 68% / 84% 

► % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000*: 
Reading 83% Math 79% 

* Results not available for 2001. 

Quincy Boffloniary School 

885 Washington St., Boston 02111 

Suzanne Lee, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8497 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• Mandarin language instruction for all 
students 

• Winner of an Excellence in Education 
Award from the U. S. Dept. of Education 

• Traditional and new teaching methods 
in recognition of the many learning 
styles of our students 

• Departmentalization in grades 4 and 5 

• Use of the Internet in each classroom 

• After school clubs, orchestra, African- 
American and Asian-American dance 
troupes. School Olympics, and more 

• Partnerships with Fleet Bank Boston, 
New England Medical Center, and Suffolk 
University; and volunteers from City 
Year and Junior Achievement 

• Curriculum updates for parents so they 
know what their children are learning 



• Bright, modern facility in a complex 
with two swimming pools, rooftop play 
decks, two state-of-the-art play 
structures, gym, auditorium, community 
center, and health center. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 92% / 89% Math 89% / 90% 

>- % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 94% / 87% Math 87% / 74% 

Tobin School (K-8) 

40 Smith St., Mission Hill 

Roxbury 02120 

Dr. Jean M. Egan, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8393 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• Identified in May 2001 as an Effective 
Practice School (one of twenty-six in 
the city) 

• Literacy model: Literacy Collaborative 
(Lesley University) 

• Spanish bilingual and monolingual 
classes for K-5 

• Specialists: librarian, music, science, 
social studies 

• Student Support Coordinator, offering 
on-site counseling and social services 

• The Tobin School Family Support 
Program, with a Family "enter staffed by 
Parenting Partners 

• Arts-focused school, with guest artists 
and performances, including Urban 
Improv, an Alvin Alley Dance Residency, 
Wheelock Family Theater, Tobin Readers' 
Theater, and schoolwide productions 

• Partnership with Brigham & Women's 
Hospital; and collaboration with the 
Harvard School of Public Health, Mass. 
College of Art, Gardner Museum, and the 
Red Sox. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 84% / 72% Math 53% / 58% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 48% / 43% Math 53% / 27% 

> 7o passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 95% / 100% Math 19% / 48% 

Warren/Pniscoti Elemeniaiy School 

50 School St., Charlestown 02129 

Domenic Amara, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8346 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

• Physical education, music, and science 
specialists 

• Computers, multimedia, and printed 
material to support teaching and 
learning 

• Focus on mathematics and literacy 

• Student support team 



• Title I support services and Reading 
Recovery 

• After school support in reading and 
math 

• Home Reading Program 

• Use of the facilities of the Charlestown 
Boys & Girls Club 

• Partnerships with Price Waterhouse, 
Ropes & Gray, the Science Museum, 
Boston Partners in Education, and John 
Hancock 

• Counseling services support from the 
Bunker Hill Health Center 

• Strong drama program, with four school 
plays and other presentations each year 

• Many programs to encourage and 
improve reading 

• A new playground. 

>■ % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 75% / 90% Math 82% / 92% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 86% / 94% Math 95% / 89% 

Winship Elementary School 

54 Dighton St., Brighton 02135 

Antonio Barbosa, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8399 Hours: 9:20-3:20 

Special features: 

• Regular education and Spanish bilingual 
programs for KO (3 year olds) to grade 5 

• Integrated Early Childhood and 
kindergarten programs in K0-K2 

• Uninterrupted 2-hour morning reading 
block in kindergarten-grade 2 

• Balanced Early Literacy reading and 
writing programs in English and Spanish 

• Specialized instruction in science, 
computer, and music 

• Title I support services in reading, 
native language, and Reading Recovery 

• Visiting artist programs in music, dance 
and art 

• Parent Center Book Swap for children 
and adults 

• After school program to 6:00 p.m. for 
ages 5 to 11. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 82% / 79% Math 79% / 66% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 69% / 83% Math 44% / 67% 

Winthrop Bementaiy School 

35 Brookford St., Dorchester 02125 

Emily Shamieh, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8379 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• Readers'/Writers' Workshop schoolwide 

• TERC Investigations discovery-based 
mathematics program 



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• Advanced Work Class for qualified 
students in grades 4-5 

• Reading Recovery program for first 
grade students at-risk 

• Upgraded library/computer facility 

• Counseling services 

• Family involvement opportunities: 

* Link with Schools of Choice 
Partnership to develop best practices 
for family involvement 

* Family Curriculum Nights on 
schoolwide themes, such as 
technology. Family Math, and 
curriculum standards 

* Grade-specific Parent Nights on 
topics such as MCAS, and Reader's/ 
Writer's Workshop 

* Kindergarten Welcome for students 
and families in August 

* "Winthrop Words" parents' 
newsletter every three weeks 

* Frequent telephone and written 
communication from teachers 

* Active School Parents' Council 

• New schoolyard 

• Specialists: art, physical education, 
music (chorus for grades 3-5), 
computer, and science. 

>■ 7o passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 72% / 83% Math 59% / 71% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 55% / 43% Math 48% / 26% 

Elementary school students who live in the 
North Zone can aba apply for three citywide 
K-8 schools: the Hernandez School, Mission 
Hill School, and Young Achievers Science & 
Math School. Please seepages 11-12. 



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TEST RESULTS 

Following each school's "special features," 
you will find 2000 and 2001 schoolwide 
results for the Stanford 9 and Mass. 
Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) 
reading and math tests. 

Stanford 9. "% passing" means the 
percentage of students who scored at Level 
2 (partial mastery). Level 3 (solid 
performance/ready for next grade) and Level 
4 (superior/above grade level). Grades 3, 5- 
9 and 11 take the Stanford 9 reading and 
math tests. 

MCAS. "% passing" means the percentage of 
students who scored at Level 2 (needs 
improvement). Level 3 (proficient), and 
Level 4 (advanced). In 2000, grades 4, 8 
and 10 took MCAS reading and math. In 
2001, grades 3, 4, 7, 8 and 10 took 
reading; and grades 4, 6, 8 and 10 took 
math. MCAS is also given in science/ 
technology and history/social science. 
Scores reported in this section are for grade 
8 only. 

Oeaifeom Middle School 

35 Greenville St., Roxbury 02119 
Teresa Soares-Pena, Principal 
® 617-635-8412 Hours: 

Mon.-Thurs.: 7:30-3:20 
Friday: 7:30-12:40 

Special features: 

• Project Promise: an extended day 
program that emphasizes reading, 
writing, math, and critical thinking 
skills 

• Cape Verdean bilingual program, with 
teacher teams in each grade to create 
smaller class size 

• Advanced Work Class for grade 6, and 
tutoring for the ISEE exam school 
entrance test 

• Safety net programs: Soar to Success, 
Boys Town Reading Program, and 
READ 180 

• Instrumental music program 

• Multimedia library and an Internet 
connection in every classroom 

• Boston Community Learning Center 
after school program; after school 
sports, pen pals, and student support 



services, including counseling 

• Mentoring and career awareness 
programs with Federal Reserve Bank, 
Trammell Crow Company, Harvard 
University, and Boston Partners in 
Education 

• Family Nights for literacy and math 

• A Carnegie Turning Points school and 
participant in the Leadership 
Development Initiative with Harvard 
Graduate School of Education. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 77% / 64% Math 43% / 39% 

> % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 65% / 74% Math 7% / 24% 

Edison Middle School 

60 Glenmont Rd., Brighton 02135 

Elliot Stern, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8436 Hours: 7:20-1:30 

Special features: 

• Organization of students in mini- 
schools with a team of teachers who 
meet daily to plan together and talk 
with parents 

Peer Mediation program to train 
students in conflict resolution 
Readers and Writers Workshop in 
Language Arts and ESL 
Small group, intensive instruction in 
English language arts and math for low 
scoring students 

Integration of bilingual and special 
needs students 

Japanese and French language 
instruction 

Macintosh computer lab 
Partnerships with Boston University 
and Boston College 
Music, art and physical education 
classes 

New math curriculum that challenges 
all students 

Computer education across the 
curriculum 

Teaching with themes and cooperative 
learning to encourage students to be 
critical thinkers and active learners 
80-minute blocks of teaching time 
which combine social studies, language 
arts, math, and science 
Gear Up program that involves students 
in academic and exploratory programs 
to increase exposure to college 
opportunities. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 85% / 74% Math 68% / 58% 

> % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 74% / 77% Math 31% / 33% 



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Edwards Middle School 

28 Walker St., Charlestown 02129 

Elaine T. Koury, Principal 

® 617-635-8516 Hours: 7:20-1:30 

Special features: 

• Magnet School for the Arts, offering 
theater, instrumental and vocal music, 
and visual arts 

• After school program with tutoring, 
homework help, clubs, theater, band, 
and sports 

• Acclaimed schoolwide science fair 

• Chinese bilingual program 

• Attractive uniforms 

• Weekly visiting time when teachers are 
available to meet with parents 

• On-site support services provided by 
Bunker Hill Community Health Center 
psychologists, graduate counseling 
interns. Big Sisters, Boston Police, and 
the South End Community Health Center 

• Active partnerships with Keane 
Corporation, Bunker Hill Community 
College, Boston Partners in Education, 
and graduate education schools at 
Boston University, Harvard, Simmons, 
and Boston College 

• School to career opportunities, 
including a Career Day 

• Stay in School program, supported by 
the Boston Celtics, McDonald's, and the 
Sports Museum. 

>- 7o passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 80% / 75% Math 44% / 41% 

> 7o passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 65% / 81% Math 28% / 31% 

Lyon School (K-8) 

50 Beechcroft St., Brighton 02135 

Dr. Mary Nash, Principal 

® 617-635-7945 Hours: 9:20-3:20 

The Mary Lyon School is open to students in 
K2-Grade 8 who live in the North Zone. 
Please see page 28. However, please consider 
that current 5th graders are guaranteed a 
seat through grade 8. Therefore, the school 
will have fewer than 5 seats available for 
new assignments to grades 6-8. 



McKay School (K-8) 

122 Cottage St., East Boston 02128 

Janie Ortega, Prindpal 

© 617-635-8510 Hours: 8:25-2:25 

The Donald McKay School is open to students 
in K2-grade 8 who live in the North Zone. 
Please see page 28. However, please consider 
that current 5th graders are guaranteed a 
seat through grade 8. Therefore, the school 
will have fewer than 5 seats available for 
new assignments to grades 6-8. 

Quincy Upper School 

Grades 6-9 in 2002-03 

900 Washington St., Boston 02111 
Bak Fun Wong, Prindpal 
® 617-635-1515 Hours: 

Mon.-Thurs.: 8:25-4:30 
Friday: 8:25-12:30 

Special features: 

• A "pilot" school that will join with the 
Quincy Elementary School to create the 
only unified K-12 school in the Boston 
Public Schools 

• Preference for admission to students 
currently enrolled in the Quincy 
Elementary School: Any remaining 
seats will be available to students living 
in the North Zone. 

• A continuation of the mission, culture, 
and climate of the Quincy Elementary 
School 

• Intermediate Mandarin language 
instruction required for all 6* graders 

• Unique organization in four "pavilions": 
Information for science, math, and 
technology; Cultural, developing 
historical and cultural sensitivities; 
Pathfinding, encouraging individual 
expression and exploring 21st century 
issues and encouraging individual 
expression through art, music, and 
physical education; and Renewal, 
focusing on mental, physical, and 
emotional health 

• Family contracts requiring parent 
involvement, parent education, and 
student compliance with the Code of 
Discipline. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 87% / 90% Math 79% / 83% 

>- % passing MCAS in 2000 8> 2001: 
No Grade 8 in 2000 & 2001. 



Tan Middle School 

20 Warren St., Brighton 02135 

Carrie Hickey, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8428 Hours: 7:20-1:30 



At press time, the School Committee 
was considering eliminating grade 6 at 
the Taft in 2002-03. Contact the North 
Zone Parent Information Center for 
cunent information. 



Special features: 

• Organized in clusters of students with 
teaching teams for personal attention 

• Top-notch computer technology and 
instruction 

• Full inclusion of students with 
disabilities in regular education 
classrooms 

• Many electives: Art, dance, theater arts, 
media technology, and physical 
education 

• Partnerships with the Museum of 
Science, Citizen Schools, Young 
Audiences, Voyages in Learning, Harvard 
School of Education, WGBH/Channel 2, 
Boston College Kids on Campus, St. 
Elizabeth's Hospital, the Boston 
University Consortium, and Boston 
Police Dept. 

• Saturday morning sports, mentors, 
tutors, and pen pals through our 
partnership with Harvard Business 
School 

• Stay in School program with support 
from McDonald's and the Boston Celtics 

• Recipient of an Obey Porter grant and a 
Reading Is Fundamental grant (for the 
20th year!) 

• A weekly advisor/advisee program. 
>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 8i 2001: 

Reading 82% / 75% Math 50% / 45% 

> % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 75%. / 86% Math 27% / 41% 

Tohin School (K-B) 

40 Smith St., Roxbury 02120 

Dr. Jean M. Egan, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8393 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

The Maurice Tobin School is open to students 
in K2-Grade 8 who live in the North Zone. 
Please see page 29. However, please consider 
that current 5th graders are guaranteed a 
seat through grade 8. Therefore, the school 
will have fewer than 5 seats available for 
new assignments to grades 6-8. 



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Umana/Bames Middle School 

312 Border St., East Boston 02128 

Edward Cook, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8481 Hours: 7:20-1:30 

Special features: 

• Organized in clusters of students with 
teams of five or more teachers 

• Many electives: computers, art, home 
economics, music, foreign languages, 
theater arts, and physical education 

• Readers'/Writers' Workshop literacy 
program 

• Opportunity for students with 
disabilities to participate in the Special 
Olympics 

• Partnerships with Textron Defense, 
Shaw's, Wentworth Institute, 
Northeastern U., Harvard U., UMass 
Boston, Gear Up (Higher Education 
Council), and others 

• Water Safety program, available to all 
students 

• Stay in School program, with support 
from the BPS, McDonald's, the Boston 
Celtics, Sprite, and the Sports Museum 

• Recipient of many grants for special 
education, math, science, and 
technology 

• School and community-based 
counseling. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 77% / 73% Math 64% / 52% 

> % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 64% / 69% Math 23% / 37% 

Middle school students who live in the North 
Zone can also apply for five citywide schools: 
Hernandez (Kindergarten-grade 8), M. L. 
King Jr. (grades 6-8), Mission Hill School 
(Kindergarten-grade 8), Timilty (grades 6- 
8), and Young Achievers (Kindergarten- 
grade 7). Please seepages 11-12. However, 
please consider that current 5th graders at 
the Hernandez, Mission Hill, and Young 
Achievers are guaranteed a seat through 
grade 8. Therefore, these schools will have 
fewer than 5 seats available for new 
assignments to grades 6-8. 



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TEST RESULTS 

Following each school's "special features," 
you will find 2000 and 2001 schoolwide 
results for the Stanford 9 and Mass. 
Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) 
reading and math tests. 

Stanford 9. "% passing" means the 
percentage of students who scored at Level 2 
(partial mastery), Level 3 (solid 
performance/ready for next grade) and Level 
4 (superior/above grade level). Grades 3, 5-9 
and 11 take the Stanford 9 reading and math 
tests. 

MCAS. "% passing" means the percentage of 
students who scored at Level 2 (needs 
improvement), Level 3 (proficient), and 
Level 4 (advanced). In 2000, grades 4, 8 
and 10 took MCAS reading and math. In 
2001, grades 3, 4, 7, 8 and 10 took reading; 
and grades 4, 6, 8 and 10 took math. MCAS 
is also given in science/technology and 
history/social science. Scores reported in 
this section are for grades 4 and 8 only. The 
2001 grade 4 reading results are based on 
newly-established standards. Thus they are 
not directly comparable with 2000 results. 

Agassiz Elementary School 

20 Child St., Jamaica Plain 02130 

Alfredo Nunez, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8198 Hours: 8:25-2:25 

Special features: 

• One of only five schools using the 
acclaimed Success for All reading 
program 

• Requirement that all students keep a 
journal 

• Multicultural curriculum with art, music, 
literature, and guest artists from all 
over the world 

• A unique "outdoor classroom" — the 
Agassiz Arboleda — and an 
environmental science program from the 
Audubon Society 

• Two computer labs and schoolwide 
Internet connections 

• Part-time parent liaison. 



>■ % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 76% / 66% Math 72% / 62% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 47% / 56% Math 40% / 46% 

Bates Elementary School 

426 Beech St., Roslindale 02131 

Catherine James, Prindpal 

© 617-635-8064 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• ReadBoston family literacy program 

• Challenging, safe environment 

• Annual Science Fair and Science Family 
Night 

• School-based counseling for students 
and parents 

• Monthly newsletter 

• Schoolyard Initiative Grant with new 
schoolyard slated for 2002 

• Before and after school tutorial and 
enrichment program with foreign 
language instruction 

• Partnerships with Lesley University, 
Boston Partners in Education and Mass. 
Audubon Society 

• International Night, Field Day and 
Holiday Bazaar 

• Computer lab and classrooms connection 
to the Internet 

• Quilting Connections interdisciplinary 
quilting program 

• Schott Foundation's Respectful Schools 
Open Circle Grant 

• Kindergarten/Grade 5 Reading Buddies 
program. 

>- 7o passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 78% / 77% Math 78% / 72% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 69% / 87% Math 61% / 82% 

Beethoven Bementary School 

5125 Washington St., 

West Roxbury 02132 

James E. Kirk, Prindpal 

© 617-635-8149 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• Specialists in music, art, science, 
physical education, and technology 

• Instrumental music lessons for grades 4 
and 5 

• WGBH Education Foundation 
interdisciplinary program focusing on 
colonial America 

• From the Top, a New England 
Conservatory program in jazz and 
composition that integrates music, 
science and math 

• Training site for student teachers from 
Boston College 



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• Partnerships with Boston Community 
Services, Xerox, Arnold Arboretum, and 
the West Roxbury Civic & Improvement 
Association 

• Curriculum focus on writing 

• Computer lab and computer network 
with Internet access 

• Large auditorium for music and physical 
education 

• Before school program 

• Summer reading program and parent- 
organized Home Reading Program 

• Parent Center 

• New community playground and 
schoolyard. 

>- 7o passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 95% / 79% Math 85% / 64% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 70% / 86% Math 78% / 85% 

Hue Hill Ave. Early Educaflon Center 

263 Blue Hill Ave., Roxbury 02119 

Valerie C. Gumes, Principal 

© 617-635-6446 Hours: 7:30-6:00 

Special features: 

• Small classes, with one adult for every 
10 students 

• All-day program for all students, 
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

• Children with disabilities included in all 
classes 

• Language support services for students 
whose first language is not English 

• "Looping": teachers and students stay 
together for two years of seamless 
learning 

• Music and dance programs for all 
students 

• Highly qualified staff 

• 20% of seats set aside for children who 
live in the East and North zones within 
one mile of the school 

• Full partner with Wheelock College of 
Education focusing on student 
achievement 

• Parent partnerships in all aspects of the 
school organization and curriculum 

• Full-time librarian who promotes 
literacy and technology skill building in 
a spacious library 

• Technology-based Waterford Early 



Reading Program to support our school- 
developed reading system. 

Conley Elementary School 

450 Poplar St., Roslindale 02131 

Edna Cason, Principal 

® 617-635-8099 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

Safe and nurturing learning 

environment 

Newly designed schoolyard featuring 

amphitheater and outdoor science 

classroom 

Professional dance company Artist in 

Residence 

Art, music and physical education 

classes 

Computer lab and direct access to the 

Internet in several classrooms 

Part of the Reading Success Network 

literacy initiative 

Active School Parent Council 

Training site for student teachers from 

area colleges and universities 

On-site counseling for students through 

Family Services of Greater Boston 

Junior Achievement and Boy Scouts of 

America Learning for Life programs 

Member of the Accelerated Schools 

Program 

Weekly school newsletter 

Schoolwide home reading program 

Tutors from Boston Partners in 

Education 

Newly organized Boys Scout and Girl 

Scout troop 

Annual Fun Fair and Field Day. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 93% / 77% Math 88% / 71% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 37% / 88% Math 40% / 56% 

J. M. Curley Elementary School 

40 Pershing Rd., Jamaica Plain 02130 

Josepli Plassman, Principal 

® 617-635-8239 Hours: 8:35-2:35 

Special features: 

• Massachusetts Reading Excellence Grant 
recipient 

• Safe and exciting learning environment 

• Literacy focus: model school for Lesley 
University's Literacy Collaborative (LC) 
for kindergarten-grade 3 

• Computers in every class that are 
connected to the Internet 

• Music and art residencies 

• Family Literacy program 

• Two individual parent-teacher 
conferences a year 



• The Writing Center, a fully equipped 
computer lab 

• Partnerships with many local businesses, 
agencies, and universities 

• Annual Math and Science Night 

• Frequent publications, including a 
weekly bulletin, monthly calendar, 
classroom newsletters, and a bimonthly 
magazine 

• Art and physical education 

• On site counseling through SCCAT 

• Active parent-teacher committees and 
programs 

• Strong professional development 
programs in literacy and math for staff. 

>■ % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 89% / 88% Math 77% / 86% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 75% / 70% Math 57% / 57% 

Dickerman Elementary School 

206 Magnolia St., Dorchester 02121 

Jessica Bolt, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8253 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• The Success For All literacy program 

• Junior Achievement Program 

• Commitment to family involvement: We 
believe parents are a valuable resource, 
and encourage them to visit the 
classroom or help the teacher 

• Art, computers, and librarian for all 
classes 

• Math enrichment class once a week for 
all students in grades 1-5 

• Words of Success to begin each day, and 
quarterly awards assemblies to build 
self-esteem 

• 12-year-old partnership with 
Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency 
that provides mentors for our students 
in grades 3-5 

• State-of-the-art computer lab and a 
schoolwide computer network with 
access to the Internet. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 80% / 85% Math 67% / 82% 

>- % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 58% / 86% Math 43% / 64% 

Ellis Elementary School 

302 Walnut Ave., Roxbury 02119 

Carlos R. Gibb, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8257 Hours: 9:20-3:20 

Special features: 

• Spanish for English-speaking students 

• Two excellent literacy programs: the 
Literacy Collaborative for K-2 and 
Literacy & Learning for grades 3-5 



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Individual, group, and family counseling 

and social services through Boston 

Excels 

Family literacy program with ESL and 

Understanding Children's Math classes 

Active library program, with story 

telling, Internet lessons, and research 

projects 

Drama, art and chorus 

Team teaching and grade-level teams of 

teachers to create interdisciplinary 

approaches to teaching 

Family outreach with a bilingual 

"Parents Matter" team of Boston Excels 

and Annenberg parent liaisons and 

other parents and relatives. 

% passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 73% / 83% Math 52% / 69% 

% passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 61% / 67% Math 40% / 50% 



Fuller Elementary School 

25 Glen Rd., Jamaica Plain 02130 

Suzanne Federsplel, Prindpal 

(D 617-635-8221 Hours: 9:15-3: 



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Special features: 

• Innovative schoolwide math program 

• Outstanding literacy programs: The 
Literacy Collaborative from Lesley 
University, and Reading Recovery for 
first graders who need extra help 

• Macintosh computer lab, a 
telecommunications room, computers in 
every room, and Internet connections 

• Universal Free Breakfast 

• Student interns from Wheelock College 

• Recipient of grant from National Science 
Foundation Urban Program 

• New library/media center 

• Audubon Nature Center Science program 
for grades 2 

• Boston Ballet's CityDance education 
program 

• Counseling services from SCCAT 

• New schoolyard with outdoor classroom 

• Affiliation with the Brookside Family 
Life Center and Dental Program 



• Annual Fun Fair and Field Day 

• Strong parent involvement, especially 
the Read Aloud and Weekly Reading 
Contract programs, 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 85% / 79% Math 83% / 76% 

>- % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 86% / 52% Math 68% / 33% 

Nathan Hale Elementary School 

51 Cedar St., Roxbury 02119 

Sandra Mitchell-Woods, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8205 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

• Balanced Early Literacy program 

• State-of-the-art computer/media/ 
Internet center, and computers in all 
classrooms 

• Reading Recovery for first graders 

• BELL Foundation after school program 
with Globe Child Spanish program 

• Music, art, library, creative dance, and 
computer classes 

• Free breakfast program for all students 

• Recipient of 3,400 books from the 
state's Spread the Word program 



West Zone Schools 




▲ Citywide High Schools 
■ Middle Schools 

• Elementary Schools 

♦ Citywide K-8/Middle SchooU 



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• ReadBoston/Reading is Fundamental 
(RIF) program 

• Featured on Boston's award-winning 
National Fire Safety video/CD 

• Parent Center, Grandparent Support 
Group, Family Literacy Program, Home 
Reading Contract, Book Fair, Boston 
Buddies Program 

• Partnerships with Greater Boston Jewish 
Literacy Center, Citizens Bank, Peace 
Games, Cruz Construction, Walgreen's, 
Boston Ballet, Boston Nature Center, 
Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, 
and Wheelock College 

• Winner of 5 Boston Schoolyard Initiative 
grants: we have a state-of-the-art 
playground. 

>- 7o passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 80% / 85% Math 79% / 69% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 26% / 67% Math 13% / 60% 

Haley Bementary School 

570 American Legion Hwy., 

Roslindale 02131 

Jean L. Dorcus, Principal 

® 617-635-8169 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

• Recipient of the Mass. Department of 
Education literacy grant 

• Focus on literacy in all grades (K-5) 
through the Literacy Collaborative and 
Reading Recovery programs, ensuring 
success for all students 

• Expansion of mathematics leadership 
team to all grades K-5 

• Specialists in science, technology, music 
and physical education 

• After school tutorial and creative arts 
program until 5:30 p.m. ' 

• Federally funded Peace Zone Program, 
fostering social growth 

• Ongoing Garden/Wetland Project 
supporting interdisciplinary instruction 
and environmental education 

• Partnerships with New Balance Athletic 
Shoe Inc., Forest Hills Cemetery, and the 
Mass. Audubon Society's Boston Nature 
Center to enhance our science, art and 
physical education programs 

• Free breakfast for all through the 



Universal Breakfast program. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 89% / 75% Math 75% / 70% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 50% / 62% Math 36% / 30% 

Hennigan Elementary School 

200 Heath St., Jamaica Plain 02130 

Eleanor Kearse-Perry, Prindpal 

(£) 617-635-8264 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

• The "Technology School of the Future," 
with two computer labs plus a special 
lab for Project Headlight 

• Recipient of Mass. Dept. of Education 
Literacy Grant 

• ESL instruction serving 15 different 
languages from around the world 

• Literacy focus in all grades, with 
Reading Recovery in English and 
Spanish for first graders 

• Up-to-date library with state-of-the-art 
computers and CD-ROM encyclopedia 

• Many extracurricular activities: Topf 
Center for Dance, theater, vocal music, 
swimming (our swim team is a citywide 
champion!), fine arts, computers, and 
New England Scores soccer and writing 
program 

• Alerta tutorial program 

• Partnerships with Lucent Technologies, 
Simmons and Wheelock colleges. 
Northeastern and Lesley universities, 
and Boston Ballet City Dance 

• Health and counseling services 

• Free breakfast for all students. 

>■ % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 83% / 79% Math 82% / 74% 

>- % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 68% / 63% Math 60% / 56% 

Higglnson Elementary School 

160 Harrishof St., Roxbury 02119 

Joy Oliver, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8247 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• Curriculum revolving around literacy 
and technology 

• Effective teaching: Teachers work in 
teams to plan and share ideas that work 

• Modern computer lab and computers in 
most classrooms 

• Focus on literacy, using a wide variety 
of methods and activities to help 
students learn to read and write in all 
subject areas 

• Literacy specialist to help primary grade 
students who have difficulties in 
reading 



• Commitment to family involvement: we 
encourage parents to be involved as 
classroom volunteers and school 
decision makers, and at home with our 
Home-School Reading Program 

• Specialists in computer, music, and 
physical education, promoting 
interdisciplinary approaches to teaching 

• Partnerships for literacy and student 
support, including Urban Edge, 
Wheelock College, and Mass. Society for 
the Prevention of Cruelty to Children 

• Family coordinator to help families 
become involved in school activities. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 70% / 69% Math 48% / 68% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 45% / 43% Math 24% / 24% 

J. F. Kennedy Elementary School 

7 Bolster St., Jamaica Plain 02130 

James Karloutsos, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8127 Hours: 8:25-2:25 

Special features: 

• Teacher specialization in grade 5 

• Emphasis on basic skills and pride in our 
caring and nurturing environment 

• Full-time specialists in science, music, 
physical education, and computer 

• Individual and small-group counseling 
through the Arbor Health System 

• Voices of Love and Freedom Early 
Literacy Program 

• Fully equipped computer lab, plus 
computers in all classrooms 

• 90-minute blocks of small group reading 
instruction in grades 1-5 

• Strong character education 

• Free after school program for grades 1-4 

• Free breakfast program for all students 

• English as a Second Language (ESL) 
classes for parents 

• Cheerleaders, recorder instruction, 
school monitors (grades 4-5), a school 
newspaper, and monthly motivational 
assemblies. 

>■ % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 83% / 69% Math 81% / 59% 

>- % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 71% / 64% Math 42% / 45% 

Kilmer Elementary School 

35 Baker St., West Roxbury 02132 

Thomas E. Byrne Jr., Prindpal 

® 617-635-8060 Hours: 9:15-3:15 

Special features: 

• Traditional, small, nurturing school 

• Writer's Workshop, Reader's Workshop 
and Reading Recovery to build strong 



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beginning reading skills 

An average of one teacher for 8 students 

in the grade 1 reading program 

New computer lab with Internet access, 

where students learn word processing 

and other technology skills 

Scores above the national average in 

reading and math 

Active, supportive parent council 

Talented And Gifted (TAG) program in 

the computer lab for grades 2-5, tutorial 

program, and library program 

"Hands on" math and science 

instruction 

Varied literacy programs for students 

and parents 

Member of the nationally recognized 

Accelerated Schools Program 

Training site for student teachers from 

Boston College, Lesley University, and 

UMass Boston 

School chorus led by parent volunteers 

Well maintained and landscaped facility. 

>■ % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 95% / 91% Math 97% / 93% 

>- % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 85% / 95% Math 82% / 89% 

Lyndon School (K-8) 

140 Russett Rd., West Roxbury 02132 
Upper School Annex: 7 VFW Parkway 
Management Team: 
Kate Johnson, Maureen Roach, and 
Sherry Brooks-Roberts 
© 617-635-6824 Hours K-3: 9:25-3:25 
Annex, gr. 4-8: 9:15-3:15 

Special features: 

• A "pilot school," free of many Boston 
Public Schools and Boston Teachers 
Union rules and regulations 

• Innovative team management structure, 
with no principal 

• Governed by the School Site Council, 
which sets school policy and hires and 
evaluates school staff 

• "Looping": teachers and their classes 
stay together for two years 

• Emphasis on thematic learning, team 
teaching, and team building 

• Technology lab and computers in every 
classroom 

• Responsive Classroom as a Social 
Curriculum 

• Student expectations in Literacy and 
Mathematics are published and available 
for all grades 

• Special subjects include: art, computer, 
music, science, and Spanish 

• All teachers engage in ongoing 



professional development to inform 
their practice. 
>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 88% / 85% Math 84% / 70% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 66% / 80% Math 67% / 65% 

> % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
No Grade 8 in 2000 & 2001. 

Manning Elementary School 

130 Lauder's Lane, Jamaica Plain 02130 

Casel E. Walker, Principal 

® 617-635-8102 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• Birthday Book program that brings more 
than 200 new books to our library each 
year 

• Excellent science program and Science 
Center 

• Partners with Faulkner Hospital, which 
provides a health education program for 
students and families 

• Literacy and reading support for all 
students 

• Specialist on staff: art, music, librarian, 
and health 

• Computers in every classroom to support 
instruction 

• Strong encouragement of active parent 
participation 

• Parent-supported physical education 
program. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 84% / 71% Math 79% / 65% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 45% / 64% Math 36% / 60% 

Mendell Elementary School 

164 School St., Roxbury 02119 

Mima Vega-Wilson, Principal 

® 617-635-8234 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• A small, safe nurturing learning 
environment 

• On site counseling for students through 
SCCAT 

• Art, computer and science programs 

• The Responsive Classroom, a social 
curriculum for grades 4 and 5 

• Monthly parent workshops and activities 

• After school program and partnership 
with the Egleston YMCA; and Simmons 
and Emmanuel College tutors 

• A ReadBoston Family Literacy home 
reading program 

• Two individual parent teacher 
conferences a year 

• New schoolyard 

• Two computer labs 



• Winner of three School Improvement 
Awards 

• First Steps literacy program 

• Cooperative learning and exciting 
"hands on" materials to teach math 

• Partnership with Brookside Family 
Center for health related services 

• Encourages family involvement and 
parent volunteers. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 89% / 82% Math 84% / 74% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 56% / 89% Math 43% / 74% 

Mozart Elementary School 

236 Beech St., Roslindale 02131 

Albert Taylor Jr., Principal 

® 617-635-8082 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

• Instructional focus on literacy and math 

• Home and school reading program, with 
support from ReadBoston and Reading Is 
Fundamental 

• Literacy specialist on staff 

• Use of computers in every classroom 

• Specialists on staff: art, librarian, 
science and music 

• Partnerships with the Home for Little 
Wanderers (counseling services), the 
Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for 
Literacy (tutoring services), and Hillel 
B'nai Torah synagogue (tutoring, 
technology support, math, and grant 
writing) 

• Strong parental involvement 

• Safe, clean, respectful, nurturing 
learning environment for all students 

• School-based library staffed by a 
librarian 

• On-site after school program. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 98% / 98% Math 87% / 88% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 96% / 88% Math 87% / 72% 

Ohrenherger Elementary School 

175 West Boundary Rd., 

West Roxbury 02132 

Carol A. Geyer, Principal 

® 617-635-8157 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

• Affiliation with the Literacy 
Collaborative at Lesley University 

• Guided reading and writing at all grade 
levels 

• Writer's Workshop 

• Math coach to help teachers implement 
new math initiatives 

• Inclusive Advanced Work Classes: 



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English and bilingual Spanish, grades 4 
and 5 

• Computer lab and many computers in 
classrooms, all with Internet access 

• Spanish lessons in kindergarten-grade 5 

• Volunteer programs with the Home for 
Little Wanderers (providing counseling); 
multicultural partnerships with Showa 
Japanese University, Boston Partners in 
Education, and Jewish Vocational 
Services (providing tutoring); and 
ReadBoston 

• Partnerships for student teachers with 
Boston College, Stonehill, Simmons and 
Curry colleges 

• Grants: Very Special Arts (arts that 
include regular education and multi- 
handicapped students). Bring Back the 
Music for instrumental music, state 
grant for literacy, and school yard 
improvement 

• Inclusion of students with disabilities in 
regular classrooms 

• Tennis, soccer, baseball, and basketball 

• Full sized gymnasium, with a new 
playground and soccer field. 

> 7o passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 86% / 72% Math 79% / 66% 

>- % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 64% / 72% Math 65% / 62% 

Pliilbrick Elementary School 

40 Philbrick St., Roslindale 02131 

Stanley Swartz, Principal 

® 617-635-8069 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

Special features: 

• Small school with a strong feeling of 
community 

• Active School Site Council 

• Pride in its excellent staff, with a wide 
range of talents and teaching styles, 
that works closely together to meet 
each child's educational needs 

• Focus on building reading and writing 
skills through the nationally acclaimed 
Success for All literacy program 

• Ranked by Boston Children First as the 
top elementary school in the West Zone 
and second in the Boston Public Schools 
in school year 1998-99 



• Recipient of four consecutive School 
Improvement Awards for student 
achievement 

• Internet access, and computers in every 
classroom 

• Partnerships with Home for Little 
Wanderers, Boston College, Young 
Audiences and Hyde Park YMCA 

• Strong support from parent and 
community volunteers; and volunteer 
tutors from ReadBoston and Temple 
Aliyah in Needham 

• Instrumental music instruction for 
grades 4 and 5 

• Specialists in reading and writing, 
mathematics, music, physical education, 
and science 

• Before school program sponsored by the 
Hyde Park YMCA 

• Boston Schoolyard Initiative grant for 
schoolyard improvements 

• Girl Scout troop for grades 3-5. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 95% / 73% Math 100% /83% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 76% / 88% Math 71% / 88% 

Sumner Elementary School 

15 Basile St., Roslindale 02131 

Lourdes Santiago, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8131 Hours: 9:15-3:15 

Special features: 

Strong focus on literacy and math 

Culture of high expectations and 

personal pride 

Balanced literacy program supported by 

Lesley University 

Tutoring before school for students in 

grades 2-5 

Reading Recovery in English and 

Spanish for at-risk first graders 

Spanish bilingual program offered 

"Looping" optional in several classes: 

teachers stay with same group for two 

years 

Science, art, music, physical education 

and computers for all students 

Innovative music classes using 

computers and keyboards provided by 

Berklee College 

State-of-the-art Macintosh computer lab 

Active Instructional Leadership Team 

and School Site Council 

Inclusion of special education and 

regular education students in the same 

classes 

Full time school nurse 

Before and after school program on site 

Recipient of 21" Centu«y Community 



Learning Grant in partnership with the 
YMCA, offering a variety of programs for 
our families 

• Counseling through Judge Baker 
Children's Center 

• Beautiful new schoolyard. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 81% / 79% Math 72% / 76% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 54% / 63% Math 42% / 42% 

Troner Elementary School 

135 Humboldt Ave., Dorchester 02121 

Gall Forbes-Harris, Principal 

® 617-635-8225 Hours: 8:30-2:30 

Special features: 

• Options of single grade classes, and 
"looping" classes, where students can 
stay two years with the same teacher 

• Support for beginning readers through 
the Literacy Collaborative and Reading 
Recovery 

• State-of-the-art computer learning 
systems 

• Reader's and Writer's Workshop: all 
students keep writing folders and 
publish several final products each year 

• Interconnected math units and projects 
to encourage deep understanding of 
math concepts through TERC 
Investigations and DMI (Developing 
Mathematical Ideas) 

• Part of the Boston Music Education 
Collaborative, Boston Ballet, and Very 
Special Arts 

• Renowned chorus 

• Full-time art, science, theater arts, 
computer, physical education, and music 
teachers 

• Well stocked library and full-time 
librarian 

• Full-time nurse 

• Summer reading programs 

• After school programs: YMCA and BELL 
Foundation 

• Links with Tufts, Wheelock, Lesley, and 
Harvard education professors and 
interns 

• Family counseling on-site with Parents' 
& Children's Services and Wediko 

• Active family participation and School 
Parent Council; and a Family Center 

• Beautiful gym and new schoolyard. 
>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 75% / 67% Math 58% / 63% 

> % passing Gr. 4 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 69% / 59% Math 50% / 45% 



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West Zone Early Learning Center 

Housed in the Hennigan School 

200 Heath St., Jamaica Plain 02130 
Eunice da Silva Fernandes, Principal 
® 617-635-8275 Hours: 7:30-6:00 

Special features: 

• A small-school atmosphere with large- 
school facilities 

• Research-based programs for teaching 
reading, writing and math: Reading 
Recovery, the Literacy Collaborative, 
and TERC Investigations 

• Specialists in art, music, science, dance 
and computer technology 

• Computers in every classroom connected 
to the Internet 

• All classes taught by early childhood 
specialists 

• High teacher/pupil ratio and curriculum 
geared to the unique learning needs of 
young children 

• Inclusion school: bilingual and special 
education students are integrated in all 
classes 

• Collaboration with ReadBoston, 
Community Music Center, and Topf 
Center for Dance Education 

• Health services with full-time family 
nurse practitioner, community and 
university affiliations 

• Parent liaison and community field 
coordinator. 

Elementary school students who live in the 
West Zone can also apply for three citywide 
K-8 schools: the Hernandez School, Mission 
Hill School, and Young Achievers Science & 
Math School. Please see pages 11-12. 



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TEST RESULTS 

Following each school's "special features," 
you will find 2000 and 2001 schoolwide 
results for the Stanford 9 and Mass. 
Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) 
reading and math tests. 

Stanford 9. "% passing" means the 
percentage of students who scored at Level 2 
(partial mastery). Level 3 (solid 
performance/ready for next grade) and Level 
4 (superior/above grade level). Grades 3, 5-9 
and 11 take the Stanford 9 reading and math 
tests. 



MCAS. "7o passing" means the percentage of 
students who scored at Level 2 (needs 
improvement). Level 3 (proficient), and 
Level 4 (advanced). In 2000, grades 4, 8 
and 10 took MCAS reading and math. In 
2001, grades 3, 4, 7, 8 and 10 took reading; 
and grades 4, 6, 8 and 10 took math. MCAS 
is also given in science/technology and 
history/social science. Scores reported in 
this section are for grade 8 only. 

Mary Curley Middle School 

493 Centre St., Jamaica Plain 02130 

Gerardo J. Martinez, Principal 

© 617-635-8176 Hours: 7:25-1:35 

Special features: 

• Divided into three academies, each with 
a biUngual coordinator: Small grade 
level teams work like families 

• Specialists in Spanish, French, visual/ 
performing arts, computers, health/ 
physical education, and woodworking 

• "Read 180" interactive reading program 
to strengthen literacy skills 

• Tutors from Northeastern and Suffolk 
Universities, and Simmons College 

• On-site literacy specialist and math 
coach works with teachers and students 

• Parent center with coordinator who 
addresses concerns and needs; and 
offering ESL and basic computer classes 
for parents 

• Strong student support team with 
interns who counsel children 

• Harbor Island tour, making 12 trips to 
Harbor Islands for science experience 

• Gear Up after-school tutoring program 
to 4:00 p.m. 

• "Drop Everything and Read" for 20 
minutes every day. 

>■ 7o passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 71% / 64% Math 37% / 35% 

> % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 61% / 69% Math 9% / 23% 

Irving Middle School 

105 Cummins Hwy., Roslindale 02131 

Richard Maloney, Principal 

® 617-635-8072 Hours: 7:20-1:30 

Special features: 

• Organized into clusters of five classes 
and six teachers who work as a team, 
know their students, and are better able 
to craft effective programs for them 

• Reading and math specialists resident in 
grade 6 and 7 for additional instruction 
where needed 

• Math instruction in 90 minute periods 



for most students in all grades 

• Strong focus on English language arts: 
Every mainstream student has one 90 
minute reading period and one 90 
minute English period each week as well 
as a daily 45 minute period in each 
subject 

• Elective instruction in woodwinds, brass, 
strings, and piano 

• 2001 MCAS results that exceeded 
citywide averages 

• Weekly academic department meetings 

• Cluster meetings every Friday when 
teachers can plan together and meet 
with parents 

• Parents encouraged to be a part of the 
team and to attend cluster meetings. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 85% / 75% Math 58% / 55% 

> % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 66% / 82% Math 24% / 42% 

Lewis Middle School 

131 Walnut Ave., Roxbury 02119 

Brenda Jones, Prindpal 

® 617-635-8137 Hours: 7:20-1:30 

Special features: 

• Multi-level, across-subject approach to 
learning, with a focus on literacy and 
math and a schoolwide reading program, 
with extended time in reading and math 

• Choral program with performances for 
ambassadors, national conferences, the 
Mayor, judges, and professional 
organizations 

• Master classes with the Alvin Ailey 
Dance Troupe 

• IBM computer lab with Internet access 

• Winner of Middle MAST grants for math, 
science, and technology for the past 5 
years, including on-line weather station 
and a $10,000 award 

• Partnerships, programs, and activities 
with Northeastern University, UMass 
Boston, Boston University, Arts in 
Progress, MassPEP pre-engineering 
program, Boston Conservatory, and 
Huntington Theater 

• Recipient of a Steppingstone Foundation 
Award 

• Parent Center, a full time parent 
coordinator, and classes for parents in 
math and reading 

• Kids to College program with Boston 
University 

• On-site counseling for students and 
families with Dimock and Martha Eliot 
health centers 

• Newly renovated and beautifully 
landscaped facility. 






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>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 79% / 61% Math 40% / 38% 

>- % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 63% / 66% Math 17% / 31% 

Lyndon School (K-8) 

140 Russett Rd., West Roxbury 02132 
Upper School Annex: 7 VFW Parkway 
® 617-635-6336 Hours: 9:15-3:15 

The Patrick Lyndon School is open to 
students in K2-grade 8 who live in the West 
Zone. Please see page 37. However, please 
consider that current 5th graders are 
guaranteed a seat through grade 8. 
Therefore, the school will have fewer than 5 
seats available for new assignments to 
grades 6-8. 

R. G. Shaw Mrddle School 

20 Mt. Vernon St., West Roxbury 02132 

Shirley Allen, Principal 

© 617-635-8050 Hours: 7:20-1:30 

Special features: 

• Two computer labs and a library media 
center with Internet access 

• Exciting, technology-based curriculum, 
with Internet access in all classrooms 

• Health, art, dance, theater arts, 
computer and physical education classes 

• Interdisciplinary Harbor Connections 
curriculum for 6* graders 

• Partnership with the Faulkner Hospital 

• Inclusion of students with disabilities in 
regular education classes 

• Part of Math Power, using innovative 
methods to teach math 

• Advisory program 

• Citizen Schools after school program 

• Recipient of Schoolyard Initiative Grant 
to redesign grounds 

• Thompson Island Outward Bound 
Initiative to build teamwork and self- 
esteem 

• Bi-weekly parent newsletter 

• Homework Hotline 

• Collaboration with Roxbury 
Comprehensive Health Services and New 
England Home for Little Wanderers. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 86% / 86% Math 62% / 54% 



> % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 8i 2001: 

Reading 78% / 73% Math 31% / 41% 

Wheatley Middle School 

20 Kearsarge Ave., Roxbury 02119 

James E. Watson, Principal 

® 617-635-8165 Hours: 7:20-1:30 

Special features: 

• Students clustered by grade, with each 
grade in a separate team area 

• High expectations for all students, with 
advanced work done in class 

• Daily 80 minute periods of English 
Language Arts and Mathematics 

• Small middle school building with a 
stimulating and safe learning 
environment 

• Read 180 lab to help students improve 
reading skills 

• Computer lab and a library media center 
with Internet access 

• 21st Century Community Learning 
Center providing after school programs 

• Citizen Schools after school program 
with professional men and women from 
the community 

• Partnership with Boston Medical Center 
providing career education, counseling, 
mentoring, and academic support 

• Related Arts Program which includes art, 
music, computers, health, physical 
education, and foreign language 

• An elegant main foyer with polished 
marble, stunning hand painted murals, 
and Ionic columns supporting a hand- 
carved ceiling. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 8i 2001: 
Reading 77% / 73% Math 43% / 31% 

> % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 67% / 70% Math 17% / 30% 

Middle school students who live in the West 
Zone can also apply for five citywide schools: 
Hernandez (Kindergarten-grade 8), M. L. 
King Jr. (grades 6-8), Mission Hill School 
(Kindergarten-grade 8), Timilty (grades 6- 
8), and Young Achievers (Kindergarten- 
grade 8). Please see pages 11-12. However, 
please consider that current 5th graders at 
the Hernandez, Mission Hill, and Young 
Achievers are guaranteed a seat through 
grade 8. Therefore, these schools will have 
fewer than 5 seats available for new 
assignments to grades 6-8. 



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TEST RESULTS 

Following each school's "special features," 
you will find 2000 and 2001 schoolwide 
results for the Stanford 9 and Mass. 
Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) 
reading and math tests. 

Stanford 9. "% passing" means the 
percentage of students who scored at Level 2 
(partial mastery). Level 3 (solid 
performance/ready for next grade) and Level 
4 (superior/above grade level). Grades 3, 5-9 
and 11 take the Stanford 9 reading and math 
tests. 

MCAS. "% passing" means the percentage of 
students who scored at Level 2 (needs 
improvement). Level 3 (proficient), and 
Level 4 (advanced). In 2000, grades 4, 8 
and 10 took MCAS reading and math. In 
2001, grades 3, 4, 7, 8 and 10 took reading; 
and grades 4, 6, 8 and 10 took math. MCAS 
is also given in science/technology and 
history/social science. Scores reported in 
this section are for grade 10 only. 

Boston High School 

152 Arlington St., Boston 02116 

Nicole Bahnam, Headmaster 

® 617-635-8937 Hours: 7:25-1:55 



At press time, the School Committee was 
considering several options for the future 
of Boston High School. For current 
information, contact any Parent 
Information Center. 



Special features: 

• Chosen as Magnet School 

• Divided into three Small Learning 
Communities: Grade 9 Success Academy, 
Arts & Humanities, and Math & Science. 

• School to career opportunities: 
TeachBoston and TechBoston 

• Required senior internships 

• After school activities, including 
tutoring, an outdoors club, and sports 

• School-based health center, peer 
mediation, financial aid assistance, and 
ACCESS scholarship funds 

• Classes in drama, chorus, visual arts, 
and dance 

• Dual enrollment opportunities at 
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College 

• Partnerships with Mercer, J. P. Morgan, 
the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 
MIT, and Harvard University 

• The COACH Program, in conjunction 
with Harvard's John F. Kennedy School 
of Government, which helps juniors and 
seniors understand their options for 
higher education and careers. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 56% / 57% Math 30% / 34% 

>- passing Gr. 10 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 30% / 41% Math 21% / 31% 

Brighton High School 

25 Warren St., Brighton 02135 
Charles Skidmore, Headmaster 
® 617-635-9873 Hours: 7:25-1:45 

Special features: 

• A School to career school featuring four 
career pathways: Health Professionals; 
Business and Technology; Media Arts 
and Communication; Law, Government 
and Education; and Grade 9 Academy 

• Advanced Placement courses in biology, 
chemistry, English, U. S. History, and 
calculus 

• Character education program 

• Full Spanish and bilingual program 

• Modem 7,500 square foot library media 
center with 24 networked multimedia 
computers providing state-of-the-art 
research technology 

• College and Career Center to help 
students find information about 
colleges, scholarships, and careers 

• Partnerships with businesses and 
colleges, such as Boston University, 
Boston College, and WGBH, who provide 
after school and weekend support for 
students and professional development 
for staff 

• Award-winning Army JROTC program 

• After school sports, clubs, and 
community service opportunities. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 61% / 60% Math 40% / 33% 

>- % passing Gr. 10 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 32% / 58% Math 12% / 43% 

Jereiniah E. Burfie High Schooi 

60 Washington St., Dorchester 02121 

Carol Bradley Moore, Headmaster 

® 617-635-9837 Hours: 7:30-1:55 

Special features: 

• Rigorous academic program 

• Advanced Placement courses: calculus, 
physics, English Uterature, U.S. history; 



dance; music; visual arts; Marine JROTC; 
Spanish; French 

• Technology magnet school, with IBM 
and Macintosh labs, computers in every 
classroom, and a Library/Media Center 

• College and Career Center 

• School to Career pathway in 
Information Technology, offering CISCO 
networking, WebPages design, and 
journalism 

• Full service Cape Verdean bilingual 
program including guidance services 

• Student support services; guidance; 
comprehensive health center; 
counseling; adolescent parenting; 
financial aid assistance; ACCESS 
scholarships 

• Academic enrichment, including: Burke 
Works after-school tutoring, 
enrichment, and credited courses; SAT 
and MCAS test preparation, computer 
lab access 

• Active partnerships with: New England 
Financial, supporting programming, 
student achievement. School Site 
Council; UMass Boston, providing Urban 
Scholars, Admission Guaranteed 
Program; Stop & Shop; and Boston 
Private Industry Council 

• Math and Science club, competitive 
sports teams, cheerleading, and 
Computer Club. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 61% / 49% Math 39% / 28% 

> % passing Gr. 10 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 37% / 44% Math 22% / 37% 

Gharlestown High Schooi 

240 Medford St., Charlestown 02129 

Michael Fung, Headmaster 

® 617-635-9914 Hours: 7:20-1:40 

Special features: 

• Divided into a Lower School of small, 
independent learning communities, 
with emphasis on providing students 
with a supportive environment and 
encouraging innovations among 
teachers and staff; and an Upper School 
of career pathways in communications 
technology, finance & economics, law & 
justice, conference & event planning, 
and advertising, desktop & web page 
publishing 

• Flexible schedule to enhance learning 
and improve student achievement 

• Enrichment programs such as Harvard 
University's Project IF, MassPEP pre- 
engineering, dual enrollment at Bunker 
Hill Community College, Upward Bound 
at Simmons College, and intern/ 



mentoring programs at Liberty Mutual 
and Bain & Co. 

• Variety of electives, including computer 
programming and networking, 
computer-assisted design and drafting, 
JROTC, ProTech, finance and economics, 
dance, and art 

• Chinese and Spanish bilingual programs 
that are recognized by the State Dept. 
of Education for achieving exceptional 
results in preparing students for college 

• Outstanding math and science programs: 
CHS students are winners in the Boston 
Public Schools and state science fairs 

• Exemplary curriculum for special needs 
students, including the STRIVE work 
release program. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 72% / 57% Math 39% / 40% 

>- 7o passing Gr. 10 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 16% / 60%* Math 9% / 62%* 
*Scores not final. 

Oorchsster High Schooi 

9 Peacevale Rd., Dorchester 02124 
Robert N. Belle, Headmaster 
John Leonard, Chief Academic Officer 
(© 617-635-8904 Hours: 7:25-1:45 

Special features: 

• Comprehensive high school curriculum, 
bilingual programs in Spanish and 
Haitian Creole, plus special education 

• Innovative 9th grade program, clustered 
classes. Boys Town FAME reading 
curriculum, literacy coaches, in-school 
and after-school tutoring 

• School to career programs: Academy of 
Public Service, Economics/Business 
Academy, Engineering/Technology 
Academy, and Accelerated Academy 

• Advanced Placement in biology, English 
literature, calculus, and C++ 
programming 

• Fully accredited with New England 
Association of Schools and Colleges 

• Partnerships with Trefler Foundation, 
Verizon, and UMass Boston offering 
support for student and staff 
development 

• On-site student health care with 
Codman Square Health Center 

• Extensive building improvements: 
Internet access throughout, six 
computer labs, new library/media 
center, six new science labs, and new 
Parent Center. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 57% / 47% Math 40% / 21% 

> % passing Gr. 10 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 19% / 34% Math 11% / 31% 



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East Boston High School 

86 White St., East Boston 02128 

John Poto, Headmaster 

® 617-635-9896 Hours 7:20-1:40 

Special features: 

• Advanced Placement courses: 
chemistry, calculus, and U.S. history 

• Honors Program: English language arts, 
mathematics, science and social studies 

• Four by Four block schedule 

• Extended time in literacy and math for 
all freshmen and sophomores. 

• Six small learning communities. School 
to Career (STC) pathways (Travel and 
Tourism, Entrepreneurship, 
TeachBoston, Health Professions and 
3R0TC), and award winning alternative 
programs (Success Academy and FACTS) 

• Business/community/college 
partnerships: Massport, providing 
scholarships and jobs; Babson/ 
Entrepreneurship, providing business 
mentors; three career specialists; and 
higher education personnel 

• Family Center staffed full-time 

• At least five computers with Internet 
access in every classroom 

• New, state-of-the-art library/media 
center, athletic center and science 
laboratories completed in 2000 at a cost 
of $26 million 

• School-based health center 

• Championship athletic programs — 
winners of state and city awards 

• Over $1 million awarded in 
scholarships. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 66% / 64% Math 31% / 31% 

> 7o passing Gr. 10 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 33% / 64% Math 18% / 50% 

The English High School 

144 McBride St., Jamaica Plain 02130 

Jose Duarte, Headmaster 

® 617-635-8979 Hours: 7:25-1:45 

Special features: 

• The oldest public high school in the 
country, founded in 1821 

• High rate of college admissions: we sent 
75% of our 1999 graduates to post- 
secondary schools 

• Physics, chemistry, calculus, four 
Advanced Placement courses, SAT prep, 
foreign languages, and JROTC 

• One computer for every nine students, 
and schoolwide Internet access 

• Four Small Learning Communities 

• Diverse student support programs. 



including mentoring program with 

YMCA and award winning mediation 

program 

Family center and extensive community 

and parent involvement 

Partnerships with John Hancock and 

State Street Bank 

Extensive extracurricular programs, 

including award winning student 

magazine, and full athletic program for 

male and female students 

Collaboration with Upward Bound 

programs at Boston University, Gear Up 

at Simmons College and Roxbury 

Community College 

College and Career Center to assist 

graduates with education and job 

placement 

MassPEP pre-engineering, ProTech 

medical and financial training, career 

training through the My Turn program. 

Teen Empowerment, and summer jobs 

options 

Schoolwide focus on Literacy and Math 

Modern, wheelchair-accessible facility, 

with a refurbished library/media 

center. 

% passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 57% / 51% Math 28% / 31% 

% passing Gr. 10 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 20% / 43% Math 14% / 25% 



Hyde Park High School 

655 Metropolitan Ave., 

Hyde Park 02136 

Linda Cabral, Headmaster 

® 617-635-8948 Hours: 7:20-1:40 

Special features: 

• Exceptional facility, totally renovated 
in 1998-2000 at a cost of $30 million 

• Common planning periods to support 
teaching and learning 

• Schoolwide focus on literacy and math 

• An array of academic courses in the 
sciences, math, and social studies, 
including physics, calculus, and 
economics, and opportunity to enroll in 
a summer pre-calculus course through 
Northeastern University 

• French and Spanish language 
instruction, and a Haitian bilingual 
program 

• The Academy of Finance to enhance the 
college preparatory curriculum 

• Business and Leadership magnet theme: 
Students can enroll in advanced courses 
in accounting, computer applications, 
marketing and entrepreneurship, 
economics, and taxes 



• Technology labs, computers in each 
classroom, Internet access, remodeled 
library media center 

• Partnership with Fleet Bank which 
includes a summer internship 
employment program. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 57% / 57% Math 24% / 31% 

>- % passing Gr. 10 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 20% / 39% Math 4% / 18% 

Madison Park Technical Vocational 
High School 

75 Malcolm X Blvd., Roxbury 02120 

Charles McAfee, Headmaster 

® 617-635-8970 Hours: 7:25-1:45 

Special features: 

• Boston's only technical-vocational high 
school, providing students with the 
education opportunities to be 
competitive in today's economy 

• Articulation Agreements with local 
colleges, guaranteeing college credits to 
qualifying students 

• Internships and cooperative education 
placements to give students industry 
training and employment experience 

• School businesses, including Doorway 
to Beauty Salon, Cafe Cardinale 
Restaurant and Catering, The Hut 
Coffee Shop, and the Recycle to Reuse 
Program that provides household 
appliances for non-profits 

• National Foundation for Teaching 
Entrepreneurship, helping students to 
develop skills for today's marketplace 

• A competitive athletic program, an 
outstanding Marine JROTC unit, a 
recognized student newspaper, and an 
enterprising VICA Skills USA chapter: 
all help students develop the viable 
edge necessary for the 21" century 
world of work. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 61% / 40% Math 32% / 25% 

>■ % passing Gr. 10 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 12% / 32% Math 2% / 33% 

Madison Park Academies: 

Allied Health and Human Services 

Academy 

Ron Bayless, Dean 

® 617-635-8976 

Baking, Childcare, Cosmetology, 

Culinary Arts, Dental Assistant, Hotel/ 

Hospitality, Medical Assistant, Nursing 

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High Tech Academy 

Pamela Fuller, Dean 
© 617-635-8962 

Commercial Design, Financial Services, 
Entrepreneurship, Fundamentals of 
Networking, Information Processing, 
Legal Office, Medical Secretary, 
Microsoft User Specialist, Printing, TV 
Production, Web Design 

Construction, Design & Transportation 
Academy 

Agapito FeUciano, Dean 

® 617-635-8968 

Automotive Technician, Autobody, 

Carpentry, Electricity, Electronics, 

Facilities Management, Heating/ 

Ventilation/ Air Conditioning, Small 

Marine Engine, Sheet Metal 

Pre-Academy Division 

Kenneth Nichols, Sr. Program Director 
® 617-635-8964 

The ninth grade Pre-Academy prepares 
students to enroll in one of the 26 
career programs. It offers a rigorous 
academic schedule, including the Ninth 
Grade Exploratory Program which guides 
students through the vocational 
decision making process. Pre-Academy 
also offers programs for students in 
need of extra support services, as well 
as the Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue 
Scholars Program, an innovative 
mentoring partnership for students who 
meet certain academic requirements. 

Roland Hayes Division of Music 

Greg Gazzola, Program Director 
® 617-635-8973 

A comprehensive music program offering 
a variety of courses and ensembles from 
introductory to advanced level, plus 
daily academic instruction in the 
humanities, math and science. The 
program: 

• does not require an audition 

• has on-site facilities available for 
before and after school practice 

• provides all instruments, equipment 
and materials free. 



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Muriel Snowden IntemaOonal School South Boston High School 



150 Newbury St., Copley Square 

Boston 02116 

Gloria J. Coulter, Headmaster 

® 617-635-9989 Hours: 7:25-1:45 

Special features: 

• Schoolwide focus on World Languages 
and International Studies: All students 
must complete four years of a world 
language (French, Japanese, 
Mandarin, Spanish); and assignment 
to the school will be made on the 
basis of language selected 

• Rigorous college preparatory program 

• Campus high school housed in three 
buildings around Copley Square, with 
access to nearby community resources 
such as the Boston Public Library and 
YWCA gymnasium 

• Strongly recommends that students and 
parents attend one of our orientation 
sessions to learn about Snowden's 
mission and program requirements: Call 
for details 

• Courses in theater, art and documentary 
film 

• Required participation in cultural field 
trips and international events 

• Opportunities for travel to other parts of 
the United States and to other countries 

• Partnerships with Fletcher School of Law 
and Diplomacy, Bentley College, 
Freedom House, Newbury Street League, 
and Suffolk University 

• Internships in business, educational, 
cultural, and medical settings 

• Opportunity for students to enroll in 
courses at local universities 

• Extracurricular activities such as 
athletics, student government, and 
Model United Nations. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 a 2001: 
Reading 73% / 75% Math 56% / 58% 

> % passing Gr. 10 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 52% / 59% Math 26% / 63% 



95 G St., South Boston 02127 

© 617-635-9857 Hours: 7:25-1:45 

South Boston High School has been 
restructured into three small high schools: 
Excel, Monument, and Odyssey. A description 
of each school appears below. 

South Boston High School test results: 
> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 53% / 45% Math 26% / 33% 

>- % passing Gr. 10 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 18% / 25% Math 21% / 28% 

Excel High Sctiooi at South Boston High 

Karen L. Daniels, Headmaster 
® 617-635-9870 

Special features: 

• Caring faculty 

• Small high school with a focus on 
Information Technology 

• Rigorous academic curriculum with 
emphasis on college preparation: In 
addition to the core requirements, 
students take courses in MOUS 
(Microsoft Office User Specialist), Cisco, 
and Webmaster; each course offers a 
certificate of completion for those who 
successfully complete it for 2 years. 

• Structured in two small learning 
communities that focus on improving 
student performance 

• Vietnamese bilingual program 

• Strong student support team 

• After school MCAS preparatory program 

• Partnerships with the Federal Reserve 
Bank, Bunker Hill Community College 
and UMass 

• After school activities, including sports, 
homework club. Book It On Down Club, 
and For Women Only Book Club. 

Monument High School at South 
Boston High 

Matthew H. Malone, Headmaster 
® 617-635-9865 

Special features: 

• A small high school with a unique 
pathway focus on Public Safety 

• A rigorous academic curriculum: In 
addition to core academic requirements, 
students take courses in public safety, 
criminal justice, social psychology, EMS 
first responder (co-taught with an EMT 
instructor), wellness, and Senior's 
Writer's Workshop. 

• Four small learning communities to 
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• Vietnamese bilingual program 

• Student support team 

• Programs during and after school, 
including award winning interscholastic 
sports teams and clubs such as step- 
squad, MCAS preparation, peer 
mediation, counseling groups, guest 
speakers, and field trips to public safety 
agencies 

• Partnerships with the Boston Police 
Department, Boston Emergency Medical 
Services, and UMass Boston 

• Paid internships with the Boston Police 
Department and Boston EMS 

• Private Industry Council job specialists 

• Law Career Day in conjunction with the 
New England Bar Association and local 
law enforcement agencies 

• Highly motivated and truly dedicated 
faculty. 

Odyssey High School at South Boston High 

Virginia Macrina, Headmaster 
® 617-635-9860 

Special features: 

• Small high school with a focus on 
Environmental and Marine Science 

• Rigorous academic curriculum: In 
addition to the core requirements, 
students take courses in Urban Ecology, 
Environmental Science, and Marine 
Biology. 

• Vietnamese bilingual program 

• After school activities, including sports, 
MCAS tutoring, science internships with 
Boston College, and clubs. 

West Roxbuiy High School 

1205 VFW Parkway, 

West Roxbury 02132 

Donald Pellegrini, Headmaster 

® 617-635-8917 Hours: 7:20-1:40 

Special features: 

• Environmental Science, Spanish, 
calculus, chemistry, computer science, 
physics, and World Languages; Honors 
Program; hearing-impaired and special 
needs inclusion programs 

• Haitian creole bilingual program 

• School to career pathways: 
Agribusiness/Environmental Studies, 
Media & Communications Technology, 
and TeachBoston 

• New Computer Arts & Sciences major 
with NFTE Entrepreneurship class 

• Extended instruction in literacy and 
mathematics 

• Fully accredited by the New England 
Association of Schools and Colleges 



• Internet access and advanced 
technology in all classrooms and in the 
Library/Media Center 

• After school programs: MCAS Prep and 
peer tutors 

• Student activities: Navy JROTC, chorus, 
dance, Reading Raiders volunteers, 
ethnic culture clubs. Math Club, and 
Future Educators of America 

• Boston College's College Bound with 
Saturday enrichment program and 
scholarships 

• Career & College Resource Center: 
Financial assistance and ACCESS 
scholarships 

• Over $1.2 million in college 
scholarships awarded 

• Outstanding record of college 
admissions: Harvard, Wellesley, 
Dartmouth, MIT, Boston College, Brown, 
Bowdoin, Bates, Georgetown, and 
UPenn 

• Championship football, basketball, 
soccer, swimming, track, hockey, 
volleyball, cheerleading, and step squad 
with on-site athletic complex 

• Partnerships: Boston College, Mt. Ida 
College, Northeastern, Keyspan, Fleet 
Bank, Audubon Society, and WHDH-TV 

• Private Industry Council job specialist; 
opportunities for part-time and summer 
jobs and community service 

• Handicap accessible. 

> 7o passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 62% / 61% Math 33% / 37% 

> % passing Gr. 10 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 31% / 54% Math 19% / 41% 



High Schools 
with Spedai 
Admissions 



The following 11 high schools have special 
requirements for admission and are not 
listed on the High School Application Form. 
For example, the school might require an 
interview or presentation of a portfolio. The 
three exam schools admit students based on 
grade point average and scores on an 
entrance examination. Call any Parent 
Information Center or the schools for 
details. 



TEST RESULTS 

Following each school's "special features," 
you will find 2000 and 2001 schoolwide 
results for the Stanford 9 and Mass. 
Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) 
reading and math tests. 

Stanford 9. "% passing" means the 
percentage of students who scored at Level 2 
(partial mastery). Level 3 (solid 
performance/ready for next grade) and Level 
4 (superior/above grade level). Grades 3, 5-9 
and 11 take the Stanford 9 reading and math 
tests. 

MCAS. "% passing" means the percentage of 
students who scored at Level 2 (needs 
improvement). Level 3 (proficient), and 
Level 4 (advanced). In 2000, grades 4, 8 
and 10 took MCAS reading and math. In 
2001, grades 3, 4, 7, 8 and 10 took reading; 
and grades 4, 6, 8 and 10 took math. MCAS 
is also given in science/technology and 
history/social science. Scores reported in 
this section are for grades 8 and 10 only. 

Another Course to College 

989 Commonwealth Ave., Boston 02215 

Gerald Howland, Program Director 

® 617-635-8865 Hours: 7:35-1:55 

Special features: 

• Special admission process: Call the 
school or any Parent Information Center 
for details 

• A 25-year history of academic excellence 

• College preparatory program for grades 
11 and 12 

• College courses at UMass Boston and 
Harvard Extension Program 

• Excellent college admissions record: we 
are proud that 90% of our students 
enter the college of their choice. 

>■ % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 

Reading 93% / 100% Math 58% / 70% 
> MCAS: No grade 10 

Boston Adult Technical Academy 

75 Malcolm X Blvd., Roxbury MA 02120 

Lewis Gitelman, Program Director 

® 617-635-1542 Hours: 2:30-8:30 PM 

Special features: 

• An alternative program for older 
students, ages 20-22: Please contact the 
school for details about our special 
admission process 

• Open in the afternoon through early 
evening 

• Grants a Boston Public Schools diploma 

• Full academic program in English language 
arts, math, science, and social studies 



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• Language services and English as a 
Second Language instruction for 
students whose first language is not 
English 

• Internship program for real-life, hands- 
on experience 

• Mentoring program with Trinity Church 
Career, job placement and counseling 
services 

• Dual enrollment option in Community 
College 

• Diploma Plus Program. 

Boston Arts Academy 

174 Ipswich St., Boston 02215 

Linda Nathan, Headmaster 

® 617-635-6470 Hours: 8:15-3:30 

Special features: 

• A collaborative project of the Boston 
Public Schools and the Professional Arts 
Consortium: Berklee College of Music, 
Boston Architectural Center, the Boston 
Conservatory, Emerson College, Mass. 
College of Art, and the School of the 
Museum of Fine Arts 

• High-level training for students in the 
visual and performing arts in the 
context of a college preparatory 
education 

• Opportunity for students to concentrate 
in dance, music, theater, or visual arts 
while studying humanities, math, 
writing, science, and world languages 

• Opportunities to study with working 
artists in many disciplines 

• Special application form and 
admission process, including a written 
application and a performance or 
presentation component 

• Success after graduation: 46 of 53 
students (87%) from our first graduating 
class went to college, 3 went to career 
training, and 3 were undecided. 

• Application deadline for interested 
students now in grades 8 and 9 is 
January 25: Write or call the office 
listed above. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 71% / 79% Math 40% / 37% 

> % passing Gr. 10 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 53% / 83% Math 22% / 71% 



Boston Evening Academy 

989 Commonwealth Ave., Boston 02215 
Margaret Maccini, Executive Director 
® 617-635-6789 or Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 
® 617-923-2200 4:00-8:30 p.m. 

Special features: 

• A Horace Mann Charter School, free of 
many BPS and teachers' union rules 

• Alternative but rigorous high school 
curriculum in a college campus 
environment for students who, for a 
variety of reasons, have not experienced 
success in other schools 

• Awards a high school diploma 

• Competency-based and project-based 
learning emphasizing skill development 

• Smaller student -teacher ratios, health 
care, and counseling 

• School-to-work program 

• Evening classes, Monday through 
Thursday, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.; the school 
is open from 1-8:30 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. 
and 9 a.m. -2 p.m. Fridays 

• Special admission process: Call our 
recruitment office, 617-423-2200 x 314, 
or any Parent Information Center for 
details 

• Support for strong home-school 
connections as the key to student 
success 

• Emphasis on the student's personal 
responsibility to work hard. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2001: 
Reading 79% Math 37% 
No scores reported in 2000. 

> % passing Gr. 10 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Scores not available: Horace Mann Charter 
School 

Boston Latin Academy 

205 Townsend St., Dorchester 02121 
Maria Garcia-Aaronson, Headmaster 
® 617-635-9957 Hours: 7:20-1:40 

Special features: 

• Examination school with a special 
admission process: Students are 
admitted to grades 7 and 9 based on 
test scores and grade point average 

• Classical liberal arts preparatory school 

• High standards of academic excellence 
in a nurturing environment 

• Outstanding record for college 
placement 

• Dedicated faculty who challenge and 
encourage students 

• Honors and Advanced Placement courses 

• Wide range of extracurricular clubs and 
organizations 

• Exemplary peer tutoring program 



• Supportive and active parent council, an 
involved alumni association, and a 
Boston Latin Academy/Girls' Latin 
School Foundation 

• Active participant in the state and 
national Junior Classical League (Latin 
language competition) 

• Partnerships with Regis College and 
IBM/Lotus 

• Many scholarship endowments. 

>■ % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 99% / 99% Math 93% / 95% 

> % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 100% / 99% Math 91% / 98% 

>- % passing Gr. 10 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 97% / 100% Math 96% /100% 

Boston Latin Sctiool 

78 Ave. Louis Pasteur, Boston 02115 

Cornelia A. Kelley, Headmaster 

© 617-635-8895 Hours: 7:45-2:15 

Special features: 

• Examination school: Admission to 
grades 7 and 9 based on test scores and 
grade point average 

• Oldest school in the US, founded in 1635 

• College preparatory school fostering the 
pursuit of excellence through a rigorous 
academic program in the classical 
tradition 

• Interdisciplinary/thematic curriculum 

• Honors and Advanced Placement courses 
in 17 areas 

• Dedicated/committed faculty 

• Linkages with arts, science, medical, 
and business communities 

• College acceptances: 99% 

• Extensive extracurricular, athletic, 
artistic opportunities 

• High level of parent commitment, 
supportive alumni association 

• Recognized nationally as an outstanding 
schooL 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 100%/1007o Math 98%/98% 

> % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 99% / 99% Math 100%/ 99% 

> % passing Gr. 10 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 99% / 99% Math 98% / 99% 

The Fenway High School 

174 Ipswich St., Boston 02215 

Larry Myatt, Director 

® 617-635-9911 Hours: 8:45-3:30 

Special features: 

• A BPS "pilot" school: one rigorous 
academic track for all students 

• Member and exemplar school of the 
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• Special admission process: Call the 
school for details; begins with visits 
and open house in January 

• Excellent college admissions results: 
80% of graduates consistently go on to 
higher education 

• Named a New American High School by 
the U. S. Dept. of Education 

• Award-winning school to career 
program that collaborates with the 
Museum of Science, Dana Farber, and 
other institutions 

• Teacher training site for Harvard and 
Tufts universities and Simmons College 

• Use of portfolios, projects and 
exhibitions to assess students and to 
award diploma 

• Strong advisory program for all 
students 

• Learning Center during and after school 
to help all students excel. 

>- 7o passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 81% / 77% Math 28% / 36% 

>- % passing Gr. 10 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 39% / 87% Math 16% / 79% 

fireater Egleston Community High 
School 

3134 Washington St., 

Jamaica Plain 02130 

Beatriz M. Zapater, Principal 

® 617-635-6429 Hours: 9:00-3:15 

Special features: 

• A "pilot" school for 16-21 year old 
students, created by the community, in 
the community, and for the community 

• Portfolios, projects and exhibitions 
used to assess and graduate students 

• Opportunities for students to do 
internships and community action 
projects, and take college courses 
before graduation: 75% of students 
enroll in college after graduation! 

• Sports and recreation in collaboration 
with Jamaica Plain Community Centers 
and the Egleston YMCA 

• Support services for all students, 
through ESAC Inc., Project Adventure, 
PIC, RoxComp, and Egleston Square 
Coalition; partnered with local colleges, 
training, and cultural institutions 

• Facilities open until 9 p.m., offering 
GED classes and computer/technology 
training by students for their families 

• Call the school for information about 
the admission process. 



> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000*: 

Reading 64% Math 17% 

*Scores not reported for 2001. 
>- % passing Gr. 10 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
No students in grade 10. 

Health Careers Academy 

MAIN OFFICE: 

360 Huntington Ave., 

502A Hayden Hall, Boston 02115 

Albert D. Holland, Headmaster 

® 617-373-8576 

CLASSROOMS: 

Cahners Hall, 110 The Fenway 

Hours: 7:25-2:30 

Special features: 

• Small high school serving students who 
are interested in exploring careers in 
health care 

• Located on the campus of Northeastern 
University, with access to university 
resources for staff and students, 
including state-of-the-art libraries, 
computers, science laboratories, and 
gymnasiums 

• One of only two Horace Mann Charter 
Schools in Boston, selected by the 
Mass. Dept. of Education to test new 
approaches to education 

• Rigorous academic curriculum to 
prepare all students for higher 
education 

• Information about health and health 
careers integrated into academic classes 

• Lots of individual guidance and support 
for students about academic, personal 
and social issues 

• After school internships to expose 
students to the real world of health 
care in hospitals, health centers, 
nursing homes and HMOs 

• After school student leadership 
activities, clubs, and cultural 
exploration 

• Admission by lottery after student 
submits a complete written application 
with recommendations: call the school 
or any Parent Information Center for 
details 

• Collaboration with the Center for 
Community Health Education, Research, 
and Service (CCHERS) at Northeastern 
University. 

>- % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 71% / 78% Math 36% / 41% 

>■ % passing Gr. 10 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Scores not available: Horace Mann Charter 
School 



New Mission High School 

67 Alleghany St., Roxbury 02120 
David Perrigo, Program Director 
® 617-635-6437 Hours: 7:55-2:50 

Wednesdays: 7:55-12:30 

Special features: 

• Special admission process: Call the 
school or any Parent Information Center 
for details 

• seeks to provide an intellectually 
rigorous education in a small, 
supportive, personalized learning 
environment 

• College preparatory program in a non- 
traditional setting 

• Project- and inquiry-based teaching: 
students learn the humanities, science, 
math, and the arts by investigating the 
world around them 

• Organization in Advisory Learning 
Teams: Small groups of students meet 
daily with an advisor over the course of 
several years 

• Portfolios (collections of student work) 
used to evaluates student achievement 

• Promotion based on ability: we do not 
adhere to a traditional grade 9-12 
structure 

• Community learning projects in the 
outside world 

• Option for last -year students to take 
courses at Northeastern University and 
Roxbury Community College 

• Demonstration of competency required 
for graduation. 

> % passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 52% / 59% Math 16% /20% 

>■ % passing Gr. 10 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 21% / 68% Math 13% / 38% 

O'Bryant School of Mathematics and 
Science 

55 Malcolm X Blvd., Roxbury 02120 

Peggy Kemp, Headmaster 

(£> 617-635-9932 Hours: 7:20-1:40 

Special features: 

• An examination school: Students are 
admitted to grades 7, 9, and 10 based 
on test score and grade point average 

• Preparation for college, advanced 
learning, and a highly skilled career for 
every student 

• Challenging core curriculum, with 
emphasis on science and mathematics 

• School to career Program that provides 
technology certifications and Pathways 
in biotechnology, pre-engineering, and 
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• Clusters in grades 7, 8, and 9 

• High acceptance rate (averaging 91%) to 
universities and colleges, with a wide 
variety of scholarship opportunities 

• On-site health clinic 

• After school activities: sports, tutoring 
in all subjects, and a science and math 
program with Northeastern University 

• Many clubs and activities, including a 
school newspaper and literary magazine, 
community service, mentoring and peer 
tutoring. Mass PEP pre-engineering 
program. National Honor Society, drama, 
cheerleaders, chorus, and more 

• Partnerships with NSTAR, Northeastern 
University, Harvard Medical School, City 
Lab, and the Whitehead Institute 

• College Career/Counseling Center 

• New library/media center 

• Award-winning Navy JROTC unit. 

>- 7o passing Stanford 9 in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 94% / 95% Math 85% / 78% 

>- % passing Gr. 8 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 98% / 99% Math 79% / 98% 

> % passing Gr. 10 MCAS in 2000 & 2001: 
Reading 81% / 93% Math 75% / 96% 



Education 
Schools 



These schools cannot be chosen through the 
regular assignment process. Students must 
be referred through a Special Education 
Evaluation Team meeting. 

William Garter School 

396 Northampton St., Boston 02118 

Roger Mazur, Program Director 

® 617-635-9832 Hours: 9:30-3:30 

Special features: 

• Comprehensive educational program for 
approximately 24 students with severe 
and profound disabilities, with a ratio of 



one staff member for every two students 

• Program for each student to meet all of 
his or her specific individuals needs, 
determined at an annual lEP meeting 

• Full-time nurse, and ongoing family 
support services coordinated by a 
bilingual social worker and teacher- 
home liaison 

• Music therapy, physical therapy, 
behavioral programming, vision and 
mobility training, occupational therapy, 
and medical equipment supplies 

• Swimming at Northeastern University, 
MBTA travel skills, and trips to the 
Museum of Fine Arts, Symphony Hall, 
local regular education schools, and 
vocational work experience in the 
community 

• Centrally located behind Northeastern 
University at the Mass. Ave. Orange Line 
station. 

Horace Mann School for the Deaf and 
Hard of Hearing 

40 Armington St., Allston 02134 
Patrice DiNatale, Prindpal 
® 617-635-8534 (V, TTY) 
Hours: 7:20-1:40 

Special features: 

• Serves 130 deaf and hard of hearing 
students in Early Childhood-grade 12 

• Recognized by state, local, and private 
agencies for excellence in deaf 
education, from Early Childhood- 
Grade 12 

• Boston Public Schools Effective Practice 
School and Elementary Mathematics 
Learning Site. 

• Full evaluation and support services to 
students and families 

• Very active partnerships with Mellon 
and Spaulding, which provide advice, 
fundraising, computers, mentors, and 
job placement 

• Partnerships with Boston University and 
Gallaudet University, which provide 
expertise in deaf education, student 
teachers, workshops, consultation, and 
research assistance 

• State-of-the-art library/media center. 
Teleconferencing, multimedia center at 
the middle school level, a Literacy Lab 
at the elementary level, and a 
sophisticated math/science and 
technology program for all students 

• After school tutoring for grades 3-12, a 
summer tutoring and job training program 
for grades 6-12, and a summer day camp 
program for Early Childhood-grade 5. 



McKinley Schools 

Bonnie Miller, Senior Program Director 
® 617-635-9986 



McKinley Elementary 

Christine Stella, Program Director 

® 617-635-9978 Hours: 9:25-3:25 

McKinley Middle 

Joseph Brown, Program Director 

® 617-635-9853 Hours: 9:25-3:35 

McKinley Technical High 

Christine Stella, Program Director 

® 617-635-9976 Hours: 7:20-1:40 

McKinley Vocational High 

Joseph Brown, Program Director 

® 617-635-9907 Hours: 7:20-1:40 

Special features: 

• Four schools in one — Elementary, 
Middle, Vocational High, and Technical 
High— plus three satellite programs 

• Services for 450 students in 
kindergarten-grade 12 with serious 
emotional, behavioral, and learning 
needs 

• Therapeutic supports, including 
individual and group counseling, 
individual and family therapy, and 
psychiatric consultation 

• Highly structured behavior management 
system 

• Instrumental Enrichment, a program to 
improve students' cognitive functioning 

• Variety of literacy programs, targeted at 
individual student needs 

• Full range of academic programs, 
including college preparatory courses 

• Vocational programs, including business, 
building trades, and food services 

• Collaboration with Madison Park 
Technical Vocational High School for 
varsity team sports 

• Unusual and creative programs, such as 
entrepreneurship, boat building, and 
soap box derby. * 



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2002- 

2003 

School 

Hours 

Hours listed here are 
subject to minor char\ges 
of 5-10 minutes. 
* Significant change in 
hours from 2001-2002. 

HIGH SCHOOLS 

ACC 7:35-1:55 

Boston Adult 

Tech. Academy .. 2:30-8:30 

Boston Arts 

Academy 8:15-3:30 

Friday 8:15-12:00 

Boston Evening 
Academy 

Mon.-Thurs 4:00-8:30 

Boston High 7:25-1:55 

Boston Latin 

Academy 7:20-1:40 

Boston Latin 

School 7:45-2:15 

Brighton 7:25-1:45 

Burke HS 7:30-1:55 

Charlestown 7:20-1:40 

Dorchester 7:25-1:45 

East Boston 7:20-1:40 

English 7:25-1:45 

Fenway 8:45-3:30 

Greater Egleston 

Community 9:00-3:15 

Health Careers 

Academy 7:25-2:30 

Hyde Park 7:20-1:40 

Madison Park 

Tech. Voc 7:25-1:45 

New Mission 7:55-2:50 

O'Bryant 7:20-1:40 

Snowden 7:25-1:45 

South Boston .... 7:25-1:45 
W. Roxbury 7:20-1:40 



BOSTON POBLIC SCHOOLS 



EAST ZONE 

Elementary Schools 

Channing 8:30-2:30 

Chittick 8:30-2:30 

Clap 9:20-3:20 

Condon 8:30-2:30 

Dever 9:20-3:20 

East Zone ELC .... 7:30-6:00 

Endicott 9:25-3:25 

Everett 9:20-3:20 

Fifield 9:25-3:25 

E. Greenwood .... 9:20-3:20 
S. Greenwood 

(K-8) 9:20-3:20 

Grew 8:30-2:30 

Holland 8:25-2:25 

Holmes 9:25-3:25 

Kenny 9:25-3:25 

Lee 9:25-3:25 

Marshall 9:20-3:20 

Mather 9:25-3:25 

Mattahunt 8:30-2:30 

Mattapan EEC .... 7:30-5:00 
Murphy (K-6) .... 8:30-2:30 

O'Hearn* 9:25-3:25 

Perkins 9:25-3:25 

Perry 9:20-3:20 

Roosevelt 8:30-2:30 

Russell 8:30-2:30 

R A. Shaw 9:20-3:20 

Stone 9:25-3:25 

Taylor 8:35-2:35 

Tynan 8:30-2:30 

Middle Schools 

Cleveland 7:20-1:30 

Gavin 7:20-1:30 

Harbor 7:55-3:35 

Wed 7:55-12:30 

Lewenberg 7:20-1:30 

McCormack 7:20-1:30 

Rogers 7:20-1:30 

Thompson 7:20-1:30 

Wilson 7:20-1:30 



NORTH ZONE 

Elementary Schools 

Adams 9:15-3:15 

Alighieri 9:15-3:15 

Baldwin 9:15-3:15 

Blackstone 8:25-2:25 

Bradley 9:20-3:20 

East Boston 

EEC 7:30-6:00 

Eliot 9:25-3:25 

Emerson 9:20-3:20 

Farragut 9:20-3:20 

Gardner 8:30-2:30 

Garfield 9:25-3:25 

Guild 8:25-2:25 

Hamilton 8:30-2:30 

Harvard/Kent .... 9:25-3:25 

Hurley 8:30-2:30 

Jackson/Mann ... 7:30-1:30 
P. J. Kennedy .... 9:20-3:20 

Lyon (K-8) 9:20-3:20 

Surround Care.. 7:15-5:00 

Mason 8:30-2:30 

McKay (K-8) 8:25-2:25 

North Zone ELC. 7:30-6:00 

O'Donnell 9:25-3:25 

Otis 8:30-2:30 

Quincy 9:25-3:25 

Tobin (K-8) 9:25-3:25 

Warren/ 

Prescott 8:30-2:30 

Winship 9:20-3:20 

Winthrop 9:25-3:25 

Middle Schools 

Dearborn: 

Mon.-Thurs 7:30-3:20 

Friday 7:30-12:40 

Edison 7:20-1:30 

Edwards 7:20-1:30 

Quincy Upper (6-8): 

Mon.-Thurs 8:25-4:30 

Friday 8:25-12:30 

Taft 7:20-1:30 

Umana/Barnes ..7:20-1:30 



WEST ZONE 

Elementary Schools 

Agassiz * 8:25-2:25 

Bates 9:25-3:25 

Beethoven 9:25-3:25 

Blue Hill 

Avenue EEC 7:30-6:00 

Conley 8:30-2:30 

J. Curley 8:35-2:35 

Dickerman 9:25-3:25 

Ellis 9:20-3:20 

Fuller 9:15-3:15 

Hale 8:30-2:30 

Haley 8:30-2:30 

Hennigan 8:30-2:30 

Higginson 9:25-3:25 

J. F. Kennedy ....8:25-2:25 

Kilmer 9:15-3:15 

Lyndon (K-3) 9:25-3:25 

Annex (4-8) 9:15-3:15 

Manning 9:25-3:25 

Mendell 9:25-3:25 

Mozart 8:30-2:30 

Ohrenberger 8:30-2:30 

Philbrick 9:25-3:25 

Sumner 9:15-3:15 

Trotter 8:30-2:30 

West Zone ELC ... 7:30-6:00 

Middle Schools 

M. Curley 7:25-1:35 

Irving 7:20-1:30 

Lewis 7:20-1:30 

R. G. Shaw 7:20-1:30 

Wheatley 7:20-1:30 



CITYWIDE SCHOOLS 

Hernandez 

(K-8) 8:30-2:30 

King (6-8) 7:20-1:30 

Mission Hill 

(K-8) * 9:25-3:25 

Timilty (6-8): 
Mon.-Thurs 7:35-3:20 

Friday 7:35-12:40 

Young Achievers 

(K-8) 9:30-5:30 



How 



When 



Where 



If you are registering 
for the Boston 
Public Schools for the 
first time, you must go 
to a Parent Information 
Center. Please bring: 
>■ Two preprinted proofs of 
your current address: 
utility bills or bank 
statement dated within 
the past two months; a 
driver's license; Medicare 
or Medicaid card; Boston 
Housing Authority lease; 
etc. 
>■ Up-to-date immunization 

records. 
>- Your child's original birth 
certificate or passport if 
you are registering for 
Kindergarten or 
Grade 1. 

If your child already 
attends a Boston Public 
School, you will get an 
application from your child's 
school. 




KINDERGARTEN AND 
GRADES 1, 6 AND 9: 

First Application Period 
& Transfers: 
January 10- 
February 8, 2002 

Assignments issued: 
Week of March 11 

Late Applications: 
February 11- 
March 22, 2002 

Assignments issued: 
Week of April 22 

GRADES 2-5, 7-8, 10-12: 

New Registrations 
& Transfers: 
February 11- 
March 22, 2002 

Assignments issued: 
Week of April 22 

APPLICATIONS 
PROCESSED MONTHLY: 
March 25- 
June 30, 2002 

Dates subject to minor 
changes. Call any Parent 
Information Center for 
current dates. 



FOCUS 

QaChildim 

Boston Public Schools 



Visit our Citywide 

Showcase of Schools 

Tuesday, January 8, 2002 

Bayside Expo Center, 

Dorchester 

5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 



Go to any Parent 
Information Center. 

Hours: 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday during 
the school year; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 
during school vacations. 
>► CALL 617-635-9660 TO 
ASK ABOUT SUMMER HOURS. 

EAST ZONE PARENT CENTER 
(D 617-635-8015 

at the Campbell Resource Center 

1216 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester 

(behind Burger BCing) 

Help in English, Spanish and 

Vietnamese 

NORTH ZONE PARENT CENTER 
® 617-635-9010 

at the School Dept. Main Office 
26 Court Street, 4th floor, Boston 
(near State Street MBTA station) 
Help in English, Cantonese, Manda- 
rin, Toishanese and Spanish 

WEST ZONE PARENT CENTER 
© 617-635-8040 

at the Jennie Barron Building 
515 Hyde Park Avenue, Roslindale 
(near Cummins Highway) 
Help in English and Spanish 

MULTILINGUAL 
COMMUNICATION & 
PLACEMENT CENTER 
(D 617-635-6547 

at the Madison Park Complex 
55 New Dudley Street, Roxbury 
(near Roxbury Crossing MBTA station) 
Help in Chinese, French, Haitian 
Creole, Cape Verdean creole, English, 
Greek, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, 
and Vietnamese